Liverpool’s reputation has been indelibly tarnished this week. The Reds were signed up to the Super League and in the process the owners traded in our integrity, cashing in on our history. John Henry has tarnished Liverpool for money, so what is his net worth?
Super League ignominy
This week has been a rollercoaster one for football.
On Sunday night a dozen clubs announced plans to form a Super League.
The Super League threatened the very core of the sport with its closed shop nature.
The 12 sides were planning to be joined by three further founding fathers with the 15 unable to be relegated from their new competition.
Fans and pundits spoke out against the Super League.
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher lambasted the plans on Monday Night Football.
The punditry duo called for fans to come out in protest against the competition.
Fans were all too happy to answer the call. Supporters gathered outside Elland Road on Monday night and outside Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
As a result of the protests clubs began reconsidering their position.
Chelsea withdrew from the Super League on Tuesday evening.
Soon after Chelsea’s withdrawal Manchester City also pulled out of the competition.
It was then a domino effect, with all six Premier League clubs having withdrawn by the end of the evening.
John Henry net worth
This move was motivated by greed.
Despite claims that the Super League wanted to fix football for the better we simply do not believe the owners.
John Henry tarnished Liverpool for money, so what is his net worth?
According to Forbes, John Henry’s net worth stands at $2.8bn (around £2bn).
The American amassed a fortune in the 1980s and spent the money on a sports empire.
John Henry bought the Boston Red Sox in 2002 among other franchises in America.
Following a disastrous American ownership in the 2000s, John Henry and FSG bought Liverpool in 2010.
Since taking over at Liverpool they have brought great success to the club.
The Reds won the Champions League in 2019 thanks to the owners’ diligent work.
However, all of the owners’ hard work has been undone this week.
John Henry has permanently damaged his reputation in Liverpool.
The owner has cashed in on the club’s history, he gambled with it.
We will never forget this. John Henry has a net worth of £2bn, why did he have to do this to us?