Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has hit back at a reporter who wrote a critical column on his punditry skills.
The former England international currently works for BT Sport and Channel 4.
It doesn’t surprise me that Owen’s punditry is the subject of criticism, though, since he is often accused of stating the obvious.
However, Alan Tyers really throws shade at Owen in his article for The Telegraph.
“Please show me the football fan who was saying to himself or herself this month: ‘You know what, I wish I got to see more of Michael Owen on my telly.’ The low-stakes Nations League fixtures were surely as good a time as any to try some new voices but no, there was, 5ft 8ins of human Nytol.”
I’m not sure what Owen’s height has to do with his punditry – I’m not going to defend a bland pundit who bores me to tears – but Tyers probably shouldn’t expect any interview requests to be accepted by the former Liverpool man anytime soon.
This criticism got to Owen and he replied on Twitter, writing: “And the ‘everybody abuse Michael Owen’ theme of last week continues….”
And the ‘everybody abuse Michael Owen’ theme of last week continues…….👍🏼
— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) June 13, 2022
I guess he should stay away from Twitter for a while. To avoid tweeting about crypto companies, not the flak he receives.