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27 People Who Would Rather Michael Owen Didn't Commentate On Football

Michael Owen picks up a microphone and starts a Twitter trend.

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The new Premier League season started up today, with Liverpool kicking off the year with a match against Stoke. Broadcast newcomers BT Sport were given the first game of the season, and Ian Darke was joined by former pro Michael Owen to commentate on the match.

As much as I like him, Michael Owen isn't the greatest commentator out there.

Mark Thompson

@MarkyThompson

As much as I like him, Michael Owen isn't the greatest commentator out there.

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Hi, @BTSport, do you have an alternative commentary to Ian Darke & Michael Owen please? The Chuckle Brothers perhaps?

Craig Hughes

@Badgerous1

Hi, @BTSport, do you have an alternative commentary to Ian Darke & Michael Owen please? The Chuckle Brothers perhaps?

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I Was There...

@1ProudMCFCfan

If E=Mc2 then MichaelOwen=1boringTurd

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Choice between a stream with American commentators or Michael Owen. Absolute hell

Sam Carr

@samcarrrrrrrr

Choice between a stream with American commentators or Michael Owen. Absolute hell

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Michael Owen must be one of the most annoying people on earth. Why does he not shut up! I have heard him use every superlative possible!

Neil Dorganio

@Cornelimar

Michael Owen must be one of the most annoying people on earth. Why does he not shut up! I have heard him use every superlative possible!

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Tony Pulis, Michael Owen, and Steve McManaman on the panel for BT. Hitler would've been a more popular choice I reckon!

Max Kersh

@maxkersh

Tony Pulis, Michael Owen, and Steve McManaman on the panel for BT. Hitler would've been a more popular choice I reckon!

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Bloodsucking BT leech Michael Owen is so boring, tapes of his commentary are used to torture terror suspects by the CIA.

Premier Facts

@Premier_Facts

Bloodsucking BT leech Michael Owen is so boring, tapes of his commentary are used to torture terror suspects by the CIA.

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Michael Owen - if only his commentary was as good as his old Liverpool performances.

Fraser Russell

@Fras_Russell

Michael Owen - if only his commentary was as good as his old Liverpool performances.

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Michael Owen. Basically the boring uncle you try to avoid at parties.

David De Gea

@DDegea1

Michael Owen. Basically the boring uncle you try to avoid at parties.

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Michael Owen, in his first attempt to win over the viewers of BT TV, cheerily admits he used to dive all the time. Hmm.

Simon Price

@simon_price01

Michael Owen, in his first attempt to win over the viewers of BT TV, cheerily admits he used to dive all the time. Hmm.

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Michael Owen has one of those voices that you'd hear in Thomas The Tank Engine!

Luke Johnston

@lukejohnston87

Michael Owen has one of those voices that you'd hear in Thomas The Tank Engine!

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Michael Owen getting an absolute pasting on here. Haha. He sounds like a wasp trapped in a bottle.

Patrick Thomas

@designstranger

Michael Owen getting an absolute pasting on here. Haha. He sounds like a wasp trapped in a bottle.

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Only a matter of time before Michael Owen is out for 3 months with a 'swollen voice box' or 'tonsillitis' #sicknote

Ryan.

@R_Harrison17

Only a matter of time before Michael Owen is out for 3 months with a 'swollen voice box' or 'tonsillitis' #sicknote

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RT @SunDeanScoggins: Will this be the first time in three years that @themichaelowen has lasted 90 minutes in a Prem game?? << Ha ha!

Fluffs

@FluffsSays

RT @SunDeanScoggins: Will this be the first time in three years that @themichaelowen has lasted 90 minutes in a Prem game?? << Ha ha!

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Within minutes, the humble hashtag #MichaelOwenFacts had sprung up, trying to encapsulate Owen's on-mic performance in relevant facts about his life.

Michael Owen loves crosswords but thinks sudoku is &#39;a bit too fancy&#39; #MichaelOwenFacts

Marcus B Fantasticus

@kiad_

Michael Owen loves crosswords but thinks sudoku is 'a bit too fancy' #MichaelOwenFacts

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Michael Owen once read his children Harry Potter dressed up as Dumbledore #MichaelOwenFacts

Michael Owen Facts

@MichaelOwenFact

Michael Owen once read his children Harry Potter dressed up as Dumbledore #MichaelOwenFacts

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Michael Owen is the reason Sleeping Beauty first fell asleep. #MichaelOwenFacts

Michael Owen Facts

@MichaelOwenFact

Michael Owen is the reason Sleeping Beauty first fell asleep. #MichaelOwenFacts

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Michael Owen rang up his service provider to put the parental lock on #MichaelOwenFacts

Jay Roberts

@Jay_Roberts89

Michael Owen rang up his service provider to put the parental lock on #MichaelOwenFacts

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Michael Owen stops at all the red lights on Grand Theft Auto #MichaelOwenFacts

Tobias

@FuckTobias_

Michael Owen stops at all the red lights on Grand Theft Auto #MichaelOwenFacts

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On a wild saturday night, Michael Owen has 2 sugars in his tea instead of 1. #MichaelOwenFacts

Edward Lloyd

@MrEdwardL

On a wild saturday night, Michael Owen has 2 sugars in his tea instead of 1. #MichaelOwenFacts

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Michael Owen once had an argument with a Sat Nav #MichaelOwenFacts

Michael Owen Facts

@MichaelOwenFact

Michael Owen once had an argument with a Sat Nav #MichaelOwenFacts

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@TSBible Michael Owen never walks back to a dead firework #MichaelOwenFacts

Greg Seward

@Gseward

@TSBible Michael Owen never walks back to a dead firework #MichaelOwenFacts

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Michael Owen enjoys the smell of a new tennis ball. Rumours have it that it is even his favourite smell. #MichaelOwenFacts

Jack Fosberry

@JFosberry

Michael Owen enjoys the smell of a new tennis ball. Rumours have it that it is even his favourite smell. #MichaelOwenFacts

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Michael Owen plans his dinners 3 weeks in advance #MichaelOwenFacts

Marcus B Fantasticus

@kiad_

Michael Owen plans his dinners 3 weeks in advance #MichaelOwenFacts

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Even Paddy Power got in on the (cruel) action.

How boring is Michael Owen? When this match is over he&#39;ll probably go home and spend his evening playing Farmville.

Paddy Power

@paddypower

How boring is Michael Owen? When this match is over he'll probably go home and spend his evening playing Farmville.

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Michael Owen sitting on his arse for the first game of the Premier League, nothing new there.

Paddy Power

@paddypower

Michael Owen sitting on his arse for the first game of the Premier League, nothing new there.

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Michael Owen never ejects a USB stick until it is safe to do so.

Paddy Power

@paddypower

Michael Owen never ejects a USB stick until it is safe to do so.

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Decent commentary, Michael Owen a good commentator, like the player cam, good pundits, and live comment from a PL referee - well done BT

Adam C. Willoughby

@ACWilloughby

Decent commentary, Michael Owen a good commentator, like the player cam, good pundits, and live comment from a PL referee - well done BT

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Nice to have a commentator that actually knows what they are talking about for a change @themichaelowen doing a good job and talking sense!

Mike Summerhayes

@m_summerhayes

Nice to have a commentator that actually knows what they are talking about for a change @themichaelowen doing a good job and talking sense!

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Quite like @themichaelowen giving analysis on the strikers though, really interesting points #BTSport

Simon Partington

@SiPartoCoach

Quite like @themichaelowen giving analysis on the strikers though, really interesting points #BTSport

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To be fair Michael Owen ain&#39;t a bad commentator

Ade

@AdeAdeyemi96

To be fair Michael Owen ain't a bad commentator

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Plus he did this in 1998, so frankly, we're all in his debt.

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