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Emma Raducanu Replies After Michael Owen's SPOTY Tweet Goes Viral

Ryan Sidle

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Emma Raducanu Replies After Michael Owen's SPOTY Tweet Goes Viral

Emma Raducanu found the thread on Michael Owen's response to her BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, and the tennis star found it hilarious.

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Raducanu was named as the latest SPOTY winner on Sunday night, in one of the most predictable and deserving victories in the award's history.

There was a huge groundswell of congratulations towards the 19-year-old, who made history earlier this year by becoming the first qualifier to win the US Open.

The one person whose congratulatory message got the most attention was Michael Owen, with the former England striker somehow making things all about himself.

Owen was rightly mocked in the replies to his message, with people hilariously pointing out their own 'achievements.'

Raducanu has clearly seen the replied. taking to Twitter to say that she'd been 'sent the funniest thread,' with no one under any other illusions as to what she meant.

The British number one women's player wasn't the only one who saw all the replies, with even Owen acknowledging that he'd seen them all.

Owen decided that claiming he found all the replies hilarious was the best way to go, and the man who's apparently never enjoyed a movie didn't bother defending his position on the original tweet.

Raducanu unsurprisingly become a huge name over a couple of months earlier this year, starting with her spirited run at Wimbledon and then her victory at Flushing Meadows.

That has led to some big advertising opportunities for the teenager, something that England rugby union coach Eddie Jones was clearly worried about.

This week she announced that she was now a brand ambassador for British Airways, taking to Twitter to announce the news.

Of course the internet is undefeated when it comes to these things, and once again it was the perfect opportunity to mock Owen.

We're sure Raducanu would appreciate yet more mockery if she saw it!

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: Michael Owen, Emma Raducanu, Football, Tennis

Ryan Sidle
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