Hicks' Son Quits Amid Reports of Fan Abuse
Tom Hicks' son has resigned as a director of the Liverpool Premier League Club, a week after media reports that he sent an abusive e-mail to a fan.
Liverpool said Monday that American businessman Tom Hicks Jr. quit as a director of the club and its parent company, Kop Holdings.
British media reported last week that a fan forwarded Hicks Jr. a local newspaper story about the club's debts and received in response a profanity-filled email.
Liverpool also said that Philip Nash, Ian Ayre and Casey Coffman had been elected to the board of the club and its holding company.
Tom Hicks also owns the NHL's Dallas Stars and baseball's Texas Rangers.
Published at 9:15 AM CST on Jan 11, 2010
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