Michael Owen – ‘The Truth About My Chopper’
In a series of interviews in the Chronicle, ex-Newcastle United legend (or so Owen no doubt believes), Michael Owen, has been saying how much he loved it on Tyneside and at the club itself.
The latest episode in this gripping (rewriting of) history lesson is that Owen has now revealed a new angle on his Newcastle United chopper.
During the player’s time at Newcastle it was commonly believed/accepted that Michael Owen used his helicopter to fly in and out of Newcastle for training etc.
However, in this Chronicle charm offensive (which just happens to be in advance of him blighting our screens as a regular TV pundit) Owen now says that this wasn’t the case at all and his chopper was almost exclusively used to ferry his extended family up and down, to and from Newcastle, so they could watch Michael play.
The chopper obviously lying idle in the garage (or wherever you keep helicopters) all through the week when Owen was at training.
In the Chronicle Owen said;
“The press picked up on the fact that I had bought a helicopter and it is very easy to think that (he’d commuted).
…my mam and dad wanted to watch me wherever I played. I wanted to make it easy for them…so we thought it was sensible to get the helicopter.
To say I was up and down is a myth.
Maybe at the time I was naive, I should have came out and said a bit more.”
Hmmm, I can think of a few adjectives to describe Michael Owen but ‘naive’ wouldn’t figure very highly on the list!
Michael Owen Exclusives To Come;
‘I regret always putting Newcastle United before England’
‘I wish I had admitted I was out on Tyneside every day working in the community when I was picking up fortunes for being injured most of the time at Newcastle’
‘I only insisted on getting over £100,000 a week at Newcastle so I could give ninety grand a week to charity’
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