‘Tom, There’s Something You Need To Know’ – Ex-Liverpool Owner George Gillett Thought Steven Gerrard Was Gay

Chris Wright

19th, April 2011


By Chris Wright

The Mirror are currently running daily excerpts from journalist Brian Reade’s new book ‘An Epic Swindle – 44 Months With A Pair Of Cowboys’ and, so far at least, the snippets have proved to be a bit of a goldmine.

It’s probably worth mentioning that Reade is a staunch Liverpool fan and one of the men responsible for the ‘Dr Mr Hicks’ protest video (i.e, the one in which Echo & The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch claimed that having the Americans in charge of Liverpool was akin to watching his family getting raped) so his accounts are massively one-eyed and biased, probably ’embelished’ to a certain degree and possibly even completely fabricated – but they certainly make for good copy, and we all know that’s what really counts.

From today’s batch:

“As George Gillett digested the words he was reading, the blood drained slowly from his face.

“Surely there was a misprint in this report about Steven Gerrard marrying his long-term partner Alex which completely changed its meaning.

“He read it again but it came out the same, so he phoned his co-owner: “Tom, there’s something you need to know. Our team captain is gay.”

“A bemused Hicks asked for the evidence and when Gillett read it to him, in between guffaws, he explained that in England the term ‘partner’ can refer to a member of the opposite sex.

“Their captain wasn’t tackling for the other side. Alex was a woman.”

Reade also claims that Gillett had little to no idea how the European transfer system works, a fact that has since become abundantly clear:

“Gillett’s favourite phrase, when Benitez tried to pin him down on his transfer budget was:’ I’ll give you £50 million plus whatever we get in the draft’, which was so nonsensical it almost had Benitez butting walls.”

If Reade is to be believed, then it’s little wonder that Liverpool were in the toilet and Rafa was stark-raving doolally by the end of the rootin’-tootin’ tycoons’ reign.

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  1. dave says:

    dumbass americans

  2. kahhoe says:

    you shit gillet bastard, idiot!

  3. jamie says:

    liverpool fans are not to be trusted, ever.

  4. dave2 says:

    Wow, well said dave(1)…did we forget that the current owners are American, and doing better so far than any Brit has done for our club? I can’t help it, I’m just going to have to type it: dumbass brits.

  5. Grant says:

    Thank Christ there are no Scousers with a few billion. I shudder to think of the cultural faux pas they would make as they galavanted around the world stealing hubcaps and starting barfights.

  6. chimpo says:


    pissed myself laughing at your first sentence!

    second one not so bad either

  7. Anonymous says:

    @dave2 I think dave(1) was attributing dumbass americans solely to the two previously in charge of the club, not to all americans, but of course, as soon as you thought he was challenging all americans, you had to try and turn it round. great waste of time.

  8. RedSkywalker says:

    “Alex was a woman.” So does that mean Alex is a man now?

  9. says:

    Its always funny explaining to people around here that just about everywhere else there’s no salary cap, no draft, and that the players sign for a club when they’re kids. With all the Americans buying up teams in Europe recently I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one or two of them made the same mistake.

  10. Tom Jones says:

    Haha. Gerrard is GAY!

  11. KevinW says:

    To be honest, at one point I thought Dan Carter was gay. I read some story that mentioned his ‘partner was a hockey player’ and was confused. So, to an American it could be confusing.

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