Twitter is not exactly forgiving of those who make contradictory or foolish statements. A tweet sent thoughtlessly or without proper consideration will result in merciless condemnation from the Twitterati.
Michael Owen's tweet today does not appear to have been made in irony - although that is hard to believe in itself.
I like the way Klopp clears out players he doesn't need. No messing. Nothing worse than having senior pro's floating round not contributing.
— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) September 1, 2016
Michael Owen, who in the last eight years of his career played an average of under 14 games per season, scoring approximately 4 goals per season.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) September 1, 2016
Michael Owen, who has perhaps forgotten the second half of his career. To describe it as 'underwhelming' would be like describing Lance Armstrong's Tour de France titles as 'a bit iffy'.
— Sam (@SamInk92) September 1, 2016
@themichaelowen Pot... kettle!!
— sam smart (@SnakehipsSam) September 1, 2016
But let's be real here. Most Manchester United fans would probably gladly have accepted Owen's fairly minuscule contribution to United overall, in exchange for the dramatic injury-time winner he scored against their arch-rivals Manchester City around this time seven years ago.
— Aidan Stirrup (@32stirrup) September 1, 2016
And when you watch it again, you couldn't blame them.