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Liam Neeson uses Taken threat to sign up ice hockey star

By Nevin Farrell

Published 22/08/2016

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson's famous phone threat from hit action movie Taken appears to have 'persuaded' a top new player to sign up to play for his favourite ice hockey team.

The Ballymena actor regularly attends New York Rangers games at Madison Square Garden.

In a bid to bring a star player to the club, Rangers made a video with a special contribution from Neeson, one of their most famous fans.

According to US hockey reporter Mark Divver, Neeson's "very particular set of skills" message was used to 'encourage' Jimmy Vesey (23) to sign up.

And despite many major sides chasing his signature, the plan worked.

Divver tweeted: "Hearing NYR sales pitch included video that concluded with Liam Neeson saying, 'Jimmy, if you don't sign with the Rangers, I will find you!'."

In 2008 thriller Taken, Neeson plays ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills, as he rescues his kidnapped daughter. Neeson's memorable phone call with the abductor includes the promise that "I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you".

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