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Owen blows gasket over Toon boos on Twitter.

April 20th, 2011 | 29 Comments |

Owen: "1 boo and the rest follow".
Owen: "1 boo and the rest follow".
Ex Newcastle United striker, Michael Owen, who was a late substitute for Manchester United in yesterday evening’s game against the Magpies, has been giving it both barrels about Newcastle fans on his ‘Twitter’ page, where he humbly refers to himself as ‘the’ Michael Owen, to avoid confusion with a web developing namesake on the ‘micro-blogging’ site.

Owen, who had a disappointing career plagued by injury on Tyneside after being signed by Graeme Souness in August, 2005, complained that his reception was “disappointing”, later claiming that he played well under Kevin Keegan, and that both Newcastle and Liverpool fans “respect” what he’s done for their clubs when he meets them. Amongst other things, fans chanted “There’s only one greedy bastard” as he made his late entry as an 82nd minute substitute in the game.

To be fair, the pint sized assassin did give credit to the Newcastle side for a good performance against the League leaders. In his first post-gane ‘tweet’ he wrote:

“Disappointing result but credit to Newcastle, they played well and put us under plenty of pressure especially in the first half an hour.”

In his subsequent tweets he then adds: (more…)