Friday, 22 April 2011

Michael Owen is :( at Newcastle fans

Money sucking injury king, Michael Owen, has been whinging on Twitter about being booed by Newcastle fans at one of his rare appearances at St James Park:

From the BBC:
The former Magpies man was jeered when he came on after 81 minutes.
Owen said on Twitter: "Got a poor reception off the home fans which was disappointing. Was desperate to score!"
He added: "Knew I would get booed as that's what a lot of fans do but if they knew the facts then they may have a different opinion."

There was a player called Joseba Etxeberria who played 50 times for Spain and in the last year of his career he played for FREE to make up for the time he'd spent injured whilst being paid for the club.  That's a millionaire footballer playing for free.  For his testimonial he made Athletico Bilbao play against 100 children (don't bother you-tubing it because it's boring to watch) and is just generally a good guy.  Here, Michael Owen isn't sure why some fans might not like a player who jumps ship the minute he sees greener grass, or more money.  In fairness, playing in the Championship probably isn't the most fun thing in the world, but you might feel slightly responsible as the club's best paid player constantly sat on the bench, picking up money from a club who you can't play for because you got an injury playing for your country.  The best thing about Michael Owen is that the year he left Liverpool to try and win the Champions League with Real Madrid was the year that Liverpool won the Champions League, and I will always find that funny.