Michael Owen predicts Everton result hours after kick-off, Twitter reacts as expected
Either Michael Owen has developed the ability to see into the future, or the former professional footballer turned co-commentator has not quite grasped how to schedule Twitter messages.
The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker was on hand at Brunton Park for BT Sport’s live coverage of the FA Cup fourth round clash between Carlisle United and Everton.
While the ex-England international is often panned for his style of commentary, he was instead ridiculed for sending a tweet advertising the game – over 10 minutes after the match had finished.
Posting on his official Twitter account at 3.36pm, Owen said: “Great buzz up here in Carlisle. I'm certain there will be goals in this. KO at 1:30pm on BT Sports 2.”
Great buzz up here in Carlisle. I'm certain there will be goals in this. KO at 1:30pm on BT Sports 2.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) January 31, 2016
Of course, Owen was correct given Everton triumphed 3-0, but that did not stop Twitter users enjoying a laugh at the 36-year-old’s social media mistake.
@themichaelowen You bored yourself to sleep so much you missed the match, Mike?— Lüke (@KopiteLuke1892) January 31, 2016
@themichaelowen only a few hours late Michael— (@RedRegista) January 31, 2016
@themichaelowen MALFUNCTION— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 31, 2016
@themichaelowen can i use your time machine?— Sulaiman (@Sule456) January 31, 2016
At least Owen, who regularly comes under fire on social media for his match analysis, made the right prediction, even if it was over two hours late.
Independent News Service