Michael Owen - 'I Lied About Newcastle!'
Michael Owen has backtracked on claims he was never offered a new deal at Newcastle United - and admitted a fresh contract WAS tabled by the club.
The striker – who wouldn't take a pay cut to play for Newcastle in the Conference – left St James’s Park in 2009 after Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League.
He wouldn't take a drop in his £108,000 per week wages - but he took a cut to play for Man Utd!
In a botched attempt to repair his relationship with United fans, he claimed on social networking site Twitter over the weekend that Newcastle hadn’t offered him a fresh deal, despite media reports to the the contrary at the time.
The 33-year-old first tweeted: “Despite the club saying they did, they didn’t ever offer me a new contract despite them putting it in the press.
“How could they when they had just been relegated? It would have been financial suicide.
“I’ve seen it a million times, a club will blatantly lie to their fans to take the moral high ground leaving the player with no leg to stand on.”
When it was pointed out he had LIED, Owen moved to “clarify” his comments yesterday,and tweeted: “Just to clarify. My tweet yesterday referred to no contract offer after Newcastle relegation. Which I said was understandable.
“Newcastle did make me an offer to extend in 2008 when Joe Kinnear was manager. Apologies to the club if there has been any confusion.
“I just didn’t want the fans to think I had deserted the club after relegation. I didn’t.”
Owen will ALWAYS remain a hated figure among Newcastle fans ... BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE LITTLE TOSSER!
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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