John Henry releases video apologising to Liverpool fans

John W. Henry has released a video in which he apologises to Liverpool fans in the wake of the European Super League controversy.

Henry, 71, is the principal owner of the Reds and has been since October 2010. Like many others, his reputation will be irreversibly tarnished among fans due to his desired participation in the European Super League.

Following that news breaking Sunday night, backlash among fans and pundits has been massive, so much so all six English sides were forced to withdraw late on Tuesday evening.

The owners of the ‘big six’ are now facing serious questions, with club a number of club legends speaking openly about how their positions had become untenable.

In an attempt to weather at least some of the backlash, Henry has offered this piece to camera, apologising for his part in Liverpool’s inclusion in the Super League.

“The project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans,” he said.

“Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you.”

“They [players and manager] have absolutely no responsibility for this disruption,” added Henry. “They were the most disrupted, and unfairly so. This is what hurts most. They love your club and work to make you proud every single day.”

“Again, I’m sorry, and I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity brought forward over the past couple of days. It’s something I won’t forget. And shows the power the fans have today and will rightly continue to have.”

Despite his apology, many fans continue to call for Fenway Sports Group – the overall owners – to step down. Something which we can’t imagine will be going away anytime soon.

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