This is being reported on the other forum,
Might be a good idea if enough people do it. Every little helps.
Think of the Spion Kop and in your mind's eye you will see an iconic image - a sea of red and white. In full swing, it's arguably the most moving sight in world football. Its spectacle and pageantry makes it possibly the most photographed bank of supporters there ever has been or ever will be. And it's definitely the one most written about.
OUR image is beamed around the world on a match day; the club uses it on the cover of countless books, DVDs and other merchandise, and sadly these days it swells the coffers of those who have taken it all for granted since the day they arrived.
The Kop is well known for getting its message across. Where once that meant irresistable messages of devotion and support for the team, in recent years the banners and flags adorning The Kop have changed. For obvious reasons, we've seen an increase in messages of our protest against Hicks and Gillett.
But that's been tricky. Last season in particular there were obvious and premeditated moves to have those banners removed from view, with the club only allowing them to be flown by small groups when the ground was empty - not for mass media consumption and certainly not for the glaring eye of the SKY cameras.
So what do we do? The Kop is the last bastion of what we all hold dear - the one place that can still reflect the true nature of our support. We all know that it isn't what it was in years gone by, but when it has been needed; when all seemed lost, it stood up, bared it's teeth and showed what we are all about. What we can do when all around we are being told it isn't possible.
So isn't it about time we made a stand and showed the club and the world that We Are The Club?
That however much they think our protests can be 'managed', however much they believe we can be sanitised and edited for the benefit of television and harnessed to boost merchandise sales, that The Kop is still ours and will be until they knock it, or us, down.
Of course, one of those will happen soon - but they'll never see the other. Will they?
Out of the Red, into the Black
As a show of strength, of passion for our club, and of protest at the way it's been dragged into perilous debt as well as through the mud for the last three years, imagine if we turned The Kop as a sea of Black.
It doesn't mean we're foresaking our traditional red for good. It's a statement.
The club stewards can't prevent it. The TV cameras won't be able to ignore it. And you won't see it on the front cover of any club DVD or merchandise any day soon (if you do, then it'll only help highlight our anger). The image will be seen around the world on a match day, including the homes of our esteemed owners (assuming they even keep tabs on these things), and it'll draw attention to the reasons it's been done.
It'll remind everyone that this last bastion is still ours and they will never take it or our voice away. We understand that there are traditional banners on The Kop that should always be seen, and we would never want to take that tradition away.
It's not difficult to achieve. All you need is a black t-shirt. We've already made a start with the Black protest shirt and if we add Black flags and banners, it'll only add to the impact. It doesn't copy anything done elsewhere. Fly those Black flags without club merchandise, and the effect will, like The Spion Kop itself, be 100% unique.
'This isn't meant to divide our support.We understand that some may not wish to take part and that's fine. We hope that number is few. It is meant to show that we are not pawns. That We Are The Club.
To galvanise our passion and show contempt for the ownership and the way our club is being run. It is a safe and effective way to do this while continuing to back the manager and our team.'
'We aim to start this for our first game against Arsenal and build on it as soon as possible. So if you are making a flag, whatever message you were putting on it then keep it. If you want to go the whole way, then keep it simple.Just Black with our Liverbird. Support the team and support the message.'
We declared our Independance from the ownership on 4th July. Their view of the club isn't remotely like ours. This tells them that we won't be another contributor to their money making schemes unless we choose to, for the benefit of our club.
Not only that - Black is the colour of mourning for a club that slowly started dying when Hicks and Gillett bought it in 2007.
Support your team loud and with pride but fly that Black Flag and show we can't be bought, sold, manipulated or taken for granted. This is OUR CLUB, OUR KOP and OUR COLOURS.
From 14th August against Arsenal (a televised game) until we get our club back, we as supporters can send a clear message to those who would have us sit quietly and accepting on a match day when it suits.
To pay our money, give the cameras and the people at home something nice to look at and help to sell a few more bits of club merchandise.
Once done to slip away nice and quietly without any fuss.