LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gino Clarke, a lifelong Liverpool football fan has organized an effort to have Liverpool native and Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney save a legendary British Everton football team from falling into the wrong hands.
A Ukrainian billionaire who has put thousands of American and European farmers out of business through bankruptcy and is one of the largest egg producers in the world is attempting to buy the Everton Soccer Club, a founding member of the British Premier League.
Mr. Clarke is trying to gather one million signatures throughout England and the United States where Sir McCartney has residences. Names will be gathered online and at football stadiums every weekend and rallies and protests will be held worldwide at every location where McCartney appears during his concert tour. McCartney is now on a worldwide concert tour which kicked off last week in Brazil and has dates throughout summer 2013.
Everton was approached by an investment group led by Ukrainian billionaire Oleg Bakhmatyuk with intent to buy it. Scandals have erupted around the world tied to Bakhmatyuk's nefarious business dealings and connections to a slew of dubious companies, most notably the acquisition of a poultry manufacturing plant in North Carolina (U.S.) that fell into bankruptcy less than six months later, causing thousands of farmers and plant workers to lose their jobs.
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Founded in 1878, Everton Football Club is a member of the English Premier League and has competed in the top division for a record 110 seasons and have won the League Championship nine times. The club's supporters are known as Evertonians.
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