Tuesday 22 August 2017

Michael Owen predicts Everton result hours after kick-off, Twitter reacts as expected

Michael Owen
Michael Owen

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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.”

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.

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

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