Take a look at my medals! Owen hits back at Twitter trolls with picture of trophy cabinet
23:42 GMT, 1 January 2013
01:22 GMT, 2 January 2013
Stoke striker Michael Owen hit back at Twitter trolls who were abusing him on the social network site by posting a picture of his personal trophy cabinet.
The abuse started after Owen wrote: ‘Tough game today and not many teams get anything away at Man City. Shame our 10 game unbeaten run in the Premier League is over. #Stoke’
And that prompted many of his followers to reply to the striker – who has been out injured – to ask what he had done to contribute to Stoke’s run and why he was not playing.
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Owen, who has made just four appearances for the Potters this season, then Tweeted: ‘New Year but things never change. About 100 replies to my last tweet so far and every single one is abusive. What a lovely world we live in.
‘Tweet something like that and then you see the nicer side of Twitter. The minority always ruin it for genuinely decent people.’
Here's what I've won: Owen tweeted a picture of his trophy cabinet
He then followed up with a picture of his trophy cabinet that includes European Player of the Year trophy, a Premier League medal, a FA Cup winners medal as well as three League Cup winners medals along with the Tweet: ‘Oh, and just to remind the trolls with a short memory out there.’
That then prompted his former team-mate Dietmar 'Did' Hamann to reply: ‘Hahaha nice one mukka.’