Former England footballer Michael Owen has come under fire from golf fans on Twitter by branding the Ryder Cup ‘overhyped’.
However, the 36-year-old, who earned 89 caps and scored 40 goals for his country from 1998-2008 and now works as a pundit for BT Sport, said he will likely watch some of the match.
I like The Ryder Cup and will probably watch some of it but I've never known such an overhyped event.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) September 29, 2016
Luke Donald offered a measured response to the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker’s comments:
@themichaelowen it transcends our sport Michael, bit like the World Cup in football, it's an amazing event— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) September 29, 2016
But it’s safe to say others weren’t as kind:
@themichaelowen just like you then ! Overhyped— justin phillips (@jphillips3190) September 29, 2016
@themichaelowen you played the most over hyped sport— Alan Laishley (@AlanLaishley) September 29, 2016
@themichaelowen your career was overhyped mate— (@Matt1874) September 29, 2016
.@themichaelowen how much have BT paid you to tweet this, bud?— Harry Clarke (@harryclarke96) September 29, 2016
@themichaelowen you have and always will talk utter baws. The worst pundit on tele and that includes Chris Sutton.— Steven Smith (@schmookdogg) September 29, 2016
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