Ex Premier League striker Michael Owen has become a regular pundit on BT Sport, albeit not to the delight of their paying customers.
The former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke City hitman was on commentating duties for Liverpool’s quarter final FA Cup clash with Blackburn on Sunday evening.
The FA Cup is Liverpool’s only chance to win a trophy this season and it would be a great way for Steven Gerrard to bow out before his summer move to the MLS.
Now aged 35, former Liverpool youngster Michael Owen really seems to be enjoying his new career on TV… even if no one else is!
The game ended 0-0 between Liverpool and Blackburn and one of the biggest talking points online was Mr. Owen and his boring, monotonous commentary.
Not for the first time, Twitter took aim at Michael Owen as the England international trended throughout the game.
See some of the best (and harshest) tweets below.
If I was stuck on a desert island with Michael Owen and a tin of beans I’d eat Michael and talk to the tin of beans!
— dean rochford (@deanor1892) March 8, 2015
Michael Owen’s medical knowledge is oddly accurate. “He’s moving an arm and leg he should be ok”.
— Stephen Martin (@Martin__Stephen) March 8, 2015
We live in a world where Michael Owen is paid actual pounds sterling to make words come out of his mouth.
— Shane (@Blame_Suarez) March 8, 2015
Michael Owen asks for a receipt for his receipt
— Luke (@LukeA1993) March 8, 2015
Michael Owen just said ‘banter’. I’m now sitting in a corner in a dark room
— Jay Holden (@jayholden10) March 8, 2015
Michael Owen Scored wonder goal vs Argentina Got rich Bought horses Speaks bollocks Bores everyone to death #SomeLife
— BlueWolf (@BlueWolf1894) March 8, 2015
I imagine every weekend a BT Sport social media manager searches ‘Michael Owen’ on twitter and does a little sad face..
— Darren Hanley (@TylerCash) March 8, 2015
*not able to move with 2 stretchers and 10 medical staff panicking around him* Michael Owen: “It looks like he might be able to carry on”
— Pritchard (@PritchardHarry) March 8, 2015
I can only assume that Michael Owen spent all his career facing forwards, 80 yards upfield and has never actually watched a football match.
— Matt Jarrett (@int_monologue) March 8, 2015
All the hatred towards Michael Owen & we forget that that’s still somebodies son. They had to listen to him for 18+ years growing up! Feels.
— Mikey Mangan (@Mikey_Mangan) March 8, 2015
‘Rudy Gestede is unplayable.’ Michael Owen, March ’15.
— Jack Gaughan (@Jack_Gaughan) March 8, 2015
I've worked it out. Michael Owen is actually the bloke employed to describe *exactly* what's on the screen for people with visual impairment
— Daniel (@statsdan) March 8, 2015
"I think he's bought that free kick", says Michael Owen, as we watch a replay of a defender clearly taking Sturridge down.
— KICK HIS ASS SEABASS (@Brenzie) March 8, 2015
Michael Owen went up and introduced himself to substitute teachers before they took lessons in school
— ….. (@MercyRuled) March 8, 2015
A gift for Michael Owen. Love from Everyone. x pic.twitter.com/x8HwLz2eX1
— showmethemoney (@smtm_LFC) March 8, 2015