Kitman: Steven Gerrard’s ‘Free Michael Now’ t-shirt

Posted by - December 3, 2008 - Kitman, Liverpool

Pre-match campaign lands Liverpool in trouble

Liverpool seem to have landed themselves in hot water with the FA after a pre-match t-shirt campaign by its players. The authorities are apparently not very happy that the Reds, spurred on by Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher according to the local press, used their Monday night TV slot with West Ham to promote a campaign. A disciplinary charge for the club could follow.

As far as we are aware, the ‘Free Michael Now’ t-shirts were part of an ongoing protest to get a Liverpool fan jailed for attempted murder released from a Bulgarian prison, and absolutely nothing to do with an unrelated protest to let Little Mickey Owen leave Newcastle on a Bosman.

  • ChrissMari

    I hope Liverpool stick to their guns. Michael Shields was convicted in a banana republic (well whatever the European equivalent is) despite esculpitory evidence. I think it’s great for them to show official support for him and bring attention to the injustice. I’m sure they’ll back down. The FA have much much more pressing things to pay attention to.