It’s been a bad week so far for Michael Owen, and things have only just got worse for the former England star.
Breaking News; The Back Page, Newcastle which celebrates its 16th Birthday in November would like to announce that after stocking every football book published, will not be selling Michael Owens latest book. This is the first book we have ever totally refused to stock. pic.twitter.com/gkCAS72NWj
— BackPageNewcastle (@BackPageShop) September 3, 2019
The Back Page, the self-proclaimed largest sports book shop in the world, announced on their social media that they will not be selling Owen’s book that is set to be released this week following extracts from the book criticising the club.
As BBC Sport report, Owen claims that his move from Real Madrid to Newcastle was a ‘downward step’ in his career, and Magpie fans reacted positively to the news that the Back Page will not be selling the former Liverpool striker’s book.
Here is what some Newcastle fans had to say on Twitter upon hearing the news…
Excellent news. Let me know which day you will not be getting it in and I’ll be first in the queue to not buy it
— Steve Wallwork (@stevewallwork) September 4, 2019
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) September 3, 2019
Bet there’s not many toon fans would waste their hard earned cash on a copy either … enough money was wasted when he was at the Toon !!
Greedy little man
— Sean Forde (@SeanForde1) September 4, 2019
I will be visiting your establishment purely for the purpose of not purchasing the stated item. I thank you for your decision. Do you stock toilet tissues?
— Flamenca Geordio (@KevMcB2) September 4, 2019
— Darren Rushe (@DarrenRushe) September 3, 2019
— David Mcgivern (@davemcg1) September 3, 2019
Not all hero’s wear capes some refuse to stock books pic.twitter.com/tdFNL9bfCU
— Hammy #ASHLEYOUT (@H4mmy14) September 3, 2019
Spot on. Deny him the sales and the publicity.
— HouseOnCommons (@OldMillFanClub) September 3, 2019
BRILLIANT CALL LADS!!!
— Whose That Team (@Whose_That_Team) September 3, 2019
Owen has been also involved with an online spat with former club and country teammate Alan Shearer on Twitter.