Liverpool’s appointment of Michael Owen as an international ambassador has not gone down well with the club’s fans to say the least.
The former England international was announced in the role, which will see him “engaging with fans around the world and representing the club at various fan and commercial events”, on Thursday.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 21, 2016
Owen started his career at Liverpool, but some were quick to allude to a stint at fierce rivals Manchester United later in his career, apparently branding the 36-year-old a snake.
— Shane (@Blame_Suarez) April 21, 2016
@LFC is he going to become Man United’s international ambassador in a few years as well?
— Paul (@Kolology) April 21, 2016
Some suggested there were better alternatives for the position, with former Reds winger John Barnes a popular choice.
— Neil Cafferky (@neilcaff) April 21, 2016
Other recommendations came loaded with sarcasm.
@LFC Sterling becoming one aswell?
— Alex (@A16Charms) April 21, 2016
— Adnan Ahmed (@AdAhmed81) April 21, 2016
United fans, meanwhile, revelled in Liverpool fans’ misery, posting pictures of Owen with the Premier League trophy in 2010-11.
— Zoheb Ahmad (@zoahms) April 21, 2016