Hicks Jr leaves Reds board

Tom Hicks Jr has resigned as a Liverpool director in the wake of an e-mail row with a Reds supporter.

Hicks Jr, who is the son of the club's co-owner Tom Hicks, is reported to have stepped down as a director of both the club and its parent company amid allegations of a foul-mouthed tirade aimed at a member of the Spirit of Shankly group.

The group has been opposed to Hicks and fellow co-owner George Gillett's turbulent three-year reign at Anfield and Hicks Jr is reported to have acted angrily after being contacted directly by the fan with an enquiry about the state of the club's finances.

Hicks Jr has now resigned and the Reds have taken the opportunity to reveal a new look to the board of both the club and its parent company.

"Liverpool Football Club today announce that Thomas Hicks Jr has resigned as a director of both the club and its parent company Kop Holdings," read a club statement.

Casey Coffman has replaced Hicks Jr, with Philip Nash and Ian Ayre joining him as directors of both companies.

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