Michael Owen Calls Out ‘Theme Of Abusing Him’ After His Daughter Entered Love Island
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Michael Owen has hit out against people abusing him after a column suggested nobody wanted the former footballer on their screens.
Owen has been through the wringer recently after facing a series of jokes and abuse based around his daughter Gemma appearing on Love Island.
The footballer's torrid time reached a peak last week when a football coach tweeted 'can't wait to see her getting smashed' about his daughter on Love Island.
Owen kept his cool and hit back with: "What a fine example to set from a man in your responsible position."
The coach later deleted his Twitter account and there was a major outpouring of support for Owen, but the negativity headed his way has continued.
And the ‘everybody abuse Michael Owen’ theme of last week continues…….👍🏼— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) June 13, 2022
The former England striker today tweeted: "And the 'everybody abuse Michael Owen' theme of last week continues."
He did so in response Daily Telegraph column which claimed no football fan wanted to hear the words 'joining me is Michael Owen'.
Channel 4's coverage of England in the Nations League has attracted a fair amount of criticism, likely not helped by lacklustre performances on the pitch for the Three Lions.
Gareth Southgate's side opened their group stages with a 1-0 defeat to Hungary before drawing 1-1 with Germany and dragging out a 0-0 draw against Euro 2020 winners Italy.
Still, Owen has come under fire for a perceived boring display as a pundit and after a week of putting up with jokes and abuse about his daughter being on Love Island it appears as though he has had enough.
Plenty on social media have offered support to Owen in the face of the abuse he is getting and many have pointed towards the need to consider the mental health of others.
One person wrote: "Haters will hate, water off a duck's back! I'm sure mental health was a hot topic in the media not too long ago."
Another encouraged Owen to ignore the criticism headed his way, telling the former striker 'they don't speak for everyone'.
Someone else sympathised with the tough task Owen had of making 'boring and largely meaningless' games seem like interesting contests.
However, others agreed with the criticism that Owen wasn't a particularly engaging pundit with one arguing that 'criticism isn't necessarily abuse'.
A second person called him the 'world's dullest pundit', and a third said the column slating his TV appearances was 'not wrong'.
A number of criticisms based off Owen's past also resurfaced, with several Newcastle United fans piling in on their former player.