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Newcastle United: Fans fire back at Michael Owen following Shearer spat

Newcastle United: Fans fire back at Michael Owen following Shearer spat

Newcastle United fans took to Twitter to slam Michael Owen after his comments about Alan Shearer reignited an old feud between the two former Newcastle men.

Michael Owen seems to be making more enemies than friends after the release of his new autobiography, Reboot – My Life, My Time, which hit the shelves this week.

Owen, who spent five injury-ridden seasons with the Magpies, described joining Newcastle from Real Madrid as a “downward step” in his book, and he has now lifted the lid on a 10-year spat between himself and Newcastle legend, Alan Shearer.

The two played alongside each other at St. James Park; however, Shearer changed from teammate to boss in 2009 when he became interim manager for the club.

In that year, the Magpies were relegated from the Premier League, which Owen believes was Shearer’s fault, claiming his management was “dire” and as a result, the two traded words in a Twitter spat.

As you can imagine, Newcastle fans have come out in force to defend their hometown hero. Here’s what they had to say…

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