A non-exhaustive list of reasons why Michael Owen deserved a kick up the arse:
1. This 32-page brochure, put together to aid his search for a new club after leaving Newcastle in 2009.
Remarkably, this got him a free transfer to actual Man Utd!
2. He sat in a helicopter and told you to go to Dubai.
3. This other advert, for ambulance-chasers. Be honest with yourself Micky; did you really need the money?
4. The punditry. The woeful, woeful punditry...
5. "Well done, he's 13."
So when he hit McAteer with a nasty looking challenge in a Star Sixes match between England and Ireland last week, and McAteer retaliated with said kick up the arse; that was a really nice moment.
😡 @MCATEER4 v @themichaelowen 😡— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 6, 2019
It has all kicked off in the @StarSixes, but England go on to beat Ireland 1-0 and book their place in the final later this evening.
Watch now on Sky Sports Football pic.twitter.com/5Zog89Axxl
Quite possibly McAteer's nicest and finest since his Wash & Go ad back in '97.