What an excellent OP, and my hat goes off to the author for his words which have clearly come from the heart.
What does stick in my throat is the attitude of some that unless you think FSG are cold, ruthless, stone hearted, untustworthy outsiders from across the pond, then you arent really a proper fan. If you dont want to rise against them, then you and you're opinion doesnt really count as a fan.
Let me tell you, I have supported this club since 1978, I have been to countless games, home, away and in Europe. I have shed tears of despair, tears of happiness, I have fought with other people, I have had stand up arguments with total strangers, I have cancelled parties, dates with women just to see them play, I have been shouted at by Policemen and stewards at Anfield for getting too emotional. What for...... to follow the club that I adore with all my heart.
One day in school, a teacher walked into class and announced with glee, "Kenny Dalglish has resigned", I was 12 years old. I remember vividly biting my lip and swallowing hard, trying not to cry in front of girls and my friends. Then walking into my house and sobbing. "Come on now, would Kenny want to see you crying like this?" my mum asked me as she wiped away my tears.
Fast forward to May, when I had to endure the whoops of delight from my Mancunian colleagues when we would sit and watch the match during quite spells in work, or when we would read the Monday morning papers. "King Kenny is past it!" they would say, half-jokingly, waiting for the explosive reaction from me which always come, "Get to fook!" I'd shout at them.
But in my heart of hearts I was concerned for the great man, his excuses were becoming predictable, he didnt look healthy, he was constantly sniping at the media, could the great man take much more of the underperforming and bad luck that apparently haunted us?
I used to go in my local pubs in Huyton and listen to friends and other locals discuss the situation at the club, "Kenny needs to step down", "Give him time", "Give him another season", "He's gonna resign after Wembley". Peoples - Scousers - supporters, their opinions were divided.
Myself, I had it into my head that he should be given one more season, let the great man try again, continue rebuilding.
When he was sacked, I was saddened but not surprised. I felt an overwhelming feeling of sorrow, sorry that it had come to this. But I can hand on heart say, it didnt make me turn on FSG, it didnt make me take to Twitter to abuse John Henry and his missus. Thats not my way, and not the way of 99% of our fans, we are better than that.
What I am trying to say is, and I mean no offence, nobody - not one person, has got the right to question my love for Liverpool Football Club, Kenny Dalglish or anyone who I hold close to my heart - That includes Rafa and my little mate Luis Garcia.
Giving a bit of trust to FSG is not insulting the legacy of a man who I adore, and will always adore for the rest of my days, and anyone who says otherwise has got a bastard cheek!