Michael Owen has reignited a long-standing feud between himself and Alan Shearer on Twitter after making a string of controversial comments regarding his time at Newcastle.
Owen joined Newcastle in 2006 after a disappointing spell at Real Madrid and failed to endear himself to the Magpies, making just 80 appearances before being released in 2009.
In his latest auto-biography, Owen discussed the move to the north East, saying (via the Daily Mail): "
"I switched on Match Of The Day...and I could hear Newcastle fans, my fans, singing 'what a waste of money!' as I'm being stretchered off." he continued.
"I can't deny their actions that day changed things for me. No longer was I even going to attempt to ingratiate myself with the fans. Instead, I flipped it in a slightly more resentful way thinking, I don't need to justify myself to f****** Newcastle fans."
Alan Shearer then responded to those comments on Twitter by tweeting a video of Owen discussing his constant wish to retire during his playing days, writing "
In response, Owen jibbed "
Owen also commented on his relationship with Shearer in his book (via the Daily Mail), which goes some way to explaining the animosity between the pair on Twitter. "
Not sure you are as loyal to Newcastle as you make out mate. I distinctly remember you being inches away from signing for Liverpool after Sir Bobby Robson put you on the bench. You tried everything to get out. https://t.co/ZQBrlojeEv— michael owen (@themichaelowen) September 3, 2019
"At no time did I get the impression that he saw things any differently. To put it simply, there has been a lot of lies, bulls*** and general mis-information surrounding the end of my time at Newcastle."
Source : 90min