For many, it was a strange decision by Liverpool FC to make Michael Owen an official ambassador, for one primary reason: he went on to play for our bitter rivals Manchester United.
He also ran down his contract and left on the cheap to Real Madrid in 2004, and supporters have found both these supposed misdemeanours hard to forgive.
But since Liverpool began to employ him again, it’s his conduct on television which has riled us…
Last night, Owen actively cheered United’s Europa League win and referred to his former club as ‘We’.
How can a Liverpool ambassador think of United as ‘We’…?
Owen was a phenomenal forward for us and won a Ballon d’Or with Liverpool for his performances in 2001. It’s very sad that this has been largely forgotten, but the injury-prone former forward must accept some of the blame.
The petition reads:
Michael Owen has been a disgrace towards his position as Liverpool’s International Ambassador and he must be stripped from the position immediately. Whoever decided to make him ambassador should also take a look at themselves. 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% to the club and the only “we” should be when referring to the club paying you.