Vengeful Liverpool supporters do a zing on Michael Owen’s changing attitude
Brilliant work from empireofthekop…
Anyone who has the pleasure of following @themichaelowen on Twitter will know that he comes across as a very decent chap who’s spelling and grammer ain’t quiet as bad as a lot of the other footballers who tread Twitter’s bitchy boards.
Unfortunately for Mikey, not everyone who follows him is a fan. Some of them are ex-fans. And some of them are ex-fans who have spotted a lack of consistency in his attitude to the always tricky point of whether you deserve a medal for doing sod all…
Back in 2001, Owen said this about Liverpool’s Worthington Cup final win against Birmingham – a game he was on the bench for:
“I was desperate for us to win a cup for the first time in six years, but at the party afterwards I didn’t feel as if I’d played a role….naturally I congratulated the lads as much as I could and was happy for the club and the fans, but I wasn’t too bothered about my own medal. I could quite happily have thrown it to the supporters and left it in the crowd”.
Ten years later, after just one start and nine substitute appearances in the Manchester United title winning side, he said this:
“What a feeling! Been a while since I won something. Privileged to play with these players and under this manager. Could be a heavy night!!!”
It seems a bit harsh from The Spoiler’s point of view. He’s no longer the angry young boy who rebelled against whatever you had, he’s a sensible man who can now appreciate the fleeting moments of joy this meaningless mess of misery called ‘life’ dishes out.
Stilll, it made us chuckle.