Reds ambassador Owen in trouble over United support
LONDON: A petition calling for Michael Owen to be removed from his position as Liverpool club ambassador has received more than 7,000 signatures after he referred to Manchester United as ‘we’.
Tony Barrett started the petition in reaction to Owen’s punditry on BT Sport’s coverage of the Europa League final on Wednesday night.
During the broadcast of the match, which United won 2-0 against Ajax, Owen referred to Jose Mourinho’s side as ‘we’ despite his role with the Anfield club.
“Michael Owen has been a disgrace towards his position as Liverpool’s International Ambassador and he must be stripped from the position immediately,” reads the Change.org petition.
“Michael Owen openly supports rivals and shows zero respect to Liverpool, until it suits him. On Wednesday night during the Europa League final, live on BT Sport, Michael Owen referred to Man Utd as “We.”
“As Liverpool ambassador Liverpool supporters did not take this well and that was the final straw. The club and supporters deserve someone who will give 100 per cent to the club and the only ‘we’ should be when referring to the club paying you.”
Owen was named as Liverpool’s first official international club ambassador in April 2016.
After being appointed last year, Owen referred to himself as a Liverpool fan saying he was honoured by the role at the ‘world’s great football family’.
But some Liverpool fans reacted angrily to his appointment due to his decision to join archrivals United in 2009 — where he spent three seasons. Daily Mail