Liverpool supporters groups are stepping up their campaign in protest at the massive debt the American owners have placed the club in.
Only yesterday, plans were released to enable Liverpool supporters to directly take over the club and pay for the majority of the new stadium. The new site had exceeded its bandwidth within about 10 minutes and is currently being moved to a better webserver due to the demand. About half an hour later we re-published the text from the site, and unfortunately this caused Anfield Online to also crash temporarily when we received an unprecedented number of visitors to the website.
At a meeting near to Anfield, items discussed included boycotting the Liverpool FC Club shop and eseason ticket.
We would like to reiterate their proposals, and offer the following advice to Liverpool fans both in the city and worldwide about how you can help to return our club out of the hands of the current owners.
1. Boycott the Official Liverpool FC Stores.
We urge everybody to refuse to purchase items from the official Liverpool FC club stores, located in Liverpool city centre or at Anfield itself. Fans will be handing out leaflets to fans who do visit the store at Anfield before and after games.
2. Cancel your e-season ticket
Liverpool FC have one of the most popular official club websites in the world. The e-season ticket giving you access to interviews and highlights costs around £50 a year. We estimate that this is a significant source of revenue for Liverpool FC – and the website is claimed to have 23 million registered users – although only a fraction of this will have the e-season ticket.
We will be cancelling our subscription with IMMEDIATE effect and we hope you feel that this is the right thing to do.
To cancel your account visit the ‘My Account’ section of the official site (here) click on ‘E-Season Admin’ on the right and then click Cancel. Make sure you enter the reason you are leaving so that the club are aware of the huge debt the new owners have placed the club under.
(Many of the features of the e-season ticket can be accessed on other Liverpool FC websites and forums, and for instance, many national newspapers now carry videos of press conferences etc on their websites.)
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