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Vengeful Liverpool supporters do a zing on Michael Owen’s changing attitude

Brilliant work from empireofthekop

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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.


5 responses so far
  • SpitTheDog // May 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

    He’s also hoping his 27 minutes of Champs Lge action is going to win him a medal…”to complete the set” as he put it! He could have had one back in 2005 if he’s stayed with Lpool. It’s genuinely sad that his career will be remembered as a sub.

  • su // May 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

    When you make a comment about someone’s spelling and grammar, try not to make any grammatical errors.

    Sad to see how far Owen’s definition of winning has fallen, more than anything else; from the ‘Owen Final’ in 2001, to ‘unused sub in the final’ 2011.

  • FR Leavis // May 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

    “who’s spelling and grammer ain’t quiet as bad ”

    Dear oh dear. Write the following 20 times, you buffoon:

    WHOSE
    GRAMMAR
    QUITE

  • gamblino // May 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

    You humourless half-wit [yank] grammar-nazi commenters need to look up ‘Sarcasm’ and ‘Irony’

    Embarassing.

  • Kennys left foot // May 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    content rather than grammar made me chuckle.

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