Michael Owen mocked on Twitter after son dresses up as him for World Book Day

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Michael Owen is no stranger to being trolled on social media.

Every match that he’s a commentator for BT Sport, a quick scroll through Twitter and you will see hundreds of comments mocking his boring voice or his obvious statements.

So when Owen posted a picture of his son dressed up for World Book Day, surely he knew there would be thousands of replies abusing the former England striker.

His son James was participating in World Book Day - a day where children had to dress up as a character from a book.

Who would James choose?

Harry Potter? The Mad Hatter? Or maybe even Peter Pan?

But no, Owen Jr. dressed up as his father.

James donned a full football kit, holding his Dad's autobiography - which would no doubt make a brilliant bedtime story.

Owen’s tweet claims: “James had an idea!” but we all know the poor kid was probably forced into it by his Dad.

Some of the replies Owen received were absolutely brilliant, and here are the best.

Some eagle-eyed followers also noticed that James was wearing Manchester United socks, while having Liverpool shorts and top.

While he’s ridiculed mercilessly nowadays as a pundit and commentator, Owen enjoyed a successful career as a player.

He was thrust onto the world footballing stage during the 1998 World Cup for his incredible solo goal against Argentina. He beat three players before smashing the ball into the top corner in the second-round clash before England lost on penalties.

In club football, he spent eight seasons at his boyhood club, Liverpool, scoring 158 goals in 297 appearances in all competitions.

He played a key role in the magnificent 2000/01 treble winning season, where he scored twice to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final and also lifted the League Cup and UEFA Cup.

He won the Ballon d’Or at the end of that campaign and was snapped up by Real Madrid in 2004. But he spent just one season at the Bernabeu, scoring 16 goals in 45 appearances as a Galactico.

He returned to England with Newcastle in 2005 and linked up with England strike partner, Alan Shearer.

He experienced four seasons on Tyneside, scoring 30 goals in 79 matches, and attracted the interest of Manchester United.

When Owen made the move to Old Trafford, he became public enemy number one at Anfield and, as you can tell by the above tweets, many Liverpool fans have never forgiven him.

But Owen was hampered by injuries during his spell at the Red Devils and retired from football after spending one season at Stoke.

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