Some twitter accounts are in a fuming rage that Liverpool have appointed a Premier League winner with Manchester United as their first ever international ambassador.
2010/11 Premier League champion Michael Owen this afternoon tweeted his delight at being an employee of the Anfield club once more.
I am delighted to become an International Ambassador for @LFC. It's a real privilege for me to officially represent the Club once again.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) April 21, 2016
Notwithstanding the multitude of trophies Michael Owen won at the club - the bulk of them coming in the year 2001 - many Liverpool supporters feel that Owen is an inappropriate person to act as an ambassador for the club.
Prominent among the responses to Owen's above tweet was that of one implacable individual who said he'd only be prepared to look past the fact that Owen has pulled on the shirt of Manchester United (or as this man put it 'played for the scum') if he was to now release a statement calling Alex Ferguson a 'cunt'.
— ' (@GerrardsPrime) April 21, 2016
Owen has yet to respond to this suggestion.
Manchester United supporters, meanwhile, have been busy tweeting this image over and over again.
— Chris Taylor (@Pilky83) April 21, 2016
The precise duties of an international club ambassador are still vague at this point. One presumes it's just turning up at foreign junkets and corporate gigs.
The suspicion remains that the money to be made in the international club ambassador game is amongst the easiest in the world.