Michael Owen live tweeting anything is bound to both bore and amuse fans, but particularly if the event is him suffering what he described as ‘travel torture’.

Poor Owen endured what sounded like a genuine nightmare on his recent transatlantic flight back to England from Los Angeles.

But sympathy is always going to be in very short supply when you’re a hugely rich ex-footballer. And even more so when you’re an ex-footballer whose travel nightmare involves sinking back into your business class seat, quaffing complimentary champagne, and idly sparing a thought for your the chap driving your Bentley having to kill a few hours at the airport.

To be fair to Owen, his situation did sound incredibly frustrating. He was on a flight to Heathrow, where he was supposed to change and get another to Manchester – his final destination.

Things seemed to be working out perfectly for our poor ex-England striker when – due to fog – his LA flight was diverted to Manchester instead of heading to Heathrow.

However, his dream situation soon turned into a living hell (okay, mild inconvenience) for Owen as he was told by British Airways staff that he would not be allowed to simply jump off at Manchester.

Instead, the poor BT Sport pundit had to slog his way to Heathrow on the delayed original flight, meaning that he would miss his connection to Lancashire!

Here’s how the epic adventure played out on Owen’s Twitter feed:


Was he hoping for an avalanche of sympathy and good wishes from empathetic fans? Well, he certainly did not receive such a response…



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