Michael Owen Was Booed By Liverpool Fans On Anfield Return Yesterday
Liverpool fans really do not like Michael Owen these days and they let him know it yesterday.
Back in the peak of his powers, Owen was unstoppable at Liverpool, scoring 158 goals for the Reds and winning the 2001 Ballon D'or after coming through the ranks at the club, before getting a move to Real Madrid in 2004.
Owen's supreme talents were once adored by Liverpool fans, as he regularly tormented defenders and provided the goods in attack - helping the club win two League Cups, one FA Cup and one UEFA Cup.
But yesterday Owen was subjected to boos by the Anfield faithful Liverpool legends in a charity game against AC Milan Glorie.
The former Real Madrid striker has been a mainstay in the legends games arranged to raise funds for the LFC Foundation but a sizeable section of Reds' fans do not approve of his involvement given he later played for Manchester United.
Great to get a win today but more important to help raise lots of money for the @LFCFoundation- michael owen (@themichaelowen) March 23, 2019
Thanks to all the fans who turned out in their thousands as always.
Typical Stevie to get the winner - you couldn't write the script :blush:
He's been a club ambassador since 2016 but a year later a petition by Liverpool fans has been set up for Owen to be dismissed from the position.
The full lowdown on the petition hosted on the change.org website 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."
Over 29,00 fans signed but Owen is still tied to the club despite the backlash he regularly receives.