Hicks' Son Quits Amid Reports of Fan Abuse

Monday, Jan 11, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM CDT
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Hicks' Son Quits Amid Reports of Fan Abuse

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LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 22: Liverpool Co-Owner Tom Hicks joins in the singing with his sons prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, first leg match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on April 22, 2008 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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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.

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