Michael Owen hits back at Newcastle boo-boys on Twitter

20 April 2011 10:54
Michael Owen has admitted he was disappointed with the reaction he received from Newcastle supporters on his return to St James' Park.[LNB]The Manchester United striker was roundly jeered by fans of his former club when he came on as a 81st minute substitute replacing Nani in Wednesday night's 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw.[LNB]The 31-year-old spent four years on Tyneside before he left on a free transfer to Old Trafford in 2009. [LNB] Boo boys: A Newcastle fan waves a ?20 note at Owen when he came on as a late substitute for Manchester United[LNB] But it was a spell mostly ravaged by injury and ended in failure as he quit the club not long after they were relegated to the Championship.[LNB]While the majority of Newcastle fans continue to hold that against the former England international, Owen hit back at the boo-boys saying they did not know 'all the facts'.[LNB]'Knew I would get booed as that's what a lot of fans do but if they knew the facts then they may have a different opin[ion],' he posted on social networking site Twitter.[LNB] Hitting back: Owen responded to Newcastle fans' criticism on Twitter[LNB]'From a personal point of view it was nice to get on. Got a poor reception off the home fans which was disappointing. Was desperate to score!'[LNB]Some Newcastle fans responded to Owen's posts with more criticism but the striker insisted he always gave his best for the club.[LNB]'Disappointing result but credit to Newcastle, they played well and put us under plenty of pressure especially in the first half an hour.'[LNB]Having attracted considerable attention with his tweets, Owen published another message on Wednesday morning which read: 'By the way, I'm not looking for sympathy. As long as my family don't boo me when I walk through the door I couldn't care less!!!'[LNB]  Ian Ladyman: Newcastle fans must change Toon and put faith in PardewChicha-cheato! Hernandez in diving storm as United slip gives title rivals hopeNewcastle 0 Manchester United 0: Red Devils fire blanks to give Arsenal hopeAll the latest Newcastle news, features and opinionAll the latest Manchester United news, features and opinion [LNB]  Explore more:People: Michael Owen, Nani Places: Newcastle, United Kingdom

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