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Hollywood stars could feature in Liverpool owner protest

Samuel L. Jackson and Mike Myers could feature in a new viral video protesting against Liverpool FC’s American owners.

Samuel L. Jackson filmed The 51st State in Liverpool
Samuel L. Jackson filmed The 51st State in Liverpool
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Samuel L. Jackson and Mike Myers are among the Hollywood A-listers that could feature in a new viral video protesting against Liverpool FC’s American owners.

Liverpool fans Mike Jefferies, maker of the Goal! series of films, and Dan Hubbard, who has been involved with King Kong and the Bourne Ultimatum, are in the city filming this weekend.

They are producing a video protesting against the club’s hugely unpopular owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett who have landed the club in nearly £300m worth of debt.

According to the Daily Mirror, Jefferies and Hubbard intend to make a film that will hit the internet next week, with celebrities and influential Liverpool fans involved in what could be a massive viral campaign.

Myers and Jackson – both confirmed Liverpool fans – are rumoured to be involved and Jefferies has promised some huge names:

You won’t believe who’s involved. I’ve been stunned by terrific reaction of so many celebrity Reds, and many, many fans want to be involved in the film too. It is important to get the message across that the fans want Hicks and Gillett out.

There are millions of supporters who can not accept their club being touted as a product like a soft drink. The viral is already building massive momentum and there is a real feeling now amongst the fanbase. But they don’t care, they don’t care about our club – except its valuation.

The extent of ill feeling from Liverpool fans towards their club’s owners was further underlined by a poll which indicated an overwhelming majority of fans would rather see the club enter administration and a face a nine point penalty deduction than have Hicks and Gillett in control any longer.

You can track Jefferies exploits in Liverpool this weekend on Twitter – @mikejefferiesL4

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