BT Sports: Ban Michael Owen as the commentator of your network!

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Started by Stevie Woodruff
Petitioning: BT Group CEO Gavin Patterson

Dear executives of BT Sport network,

I am a huge fan of your channels. I am a true fan of sports and I have been a regular subscriber to your network for years. Your services are generally top-notch, except the fact that Michael Owen is now a permanent commentator for certain Premier League matches.

I had no problem with Michael Owen as a studio analyst – before, during half-time breaks and after the games. He seems all right and his opinions expressed appeared to be relevant and straight to the point.

However, ever since the former Liverpool, Man Utd and Real Madrid striker was appointed as match commentator, things have turned sour. To get straight to the point, Owen is ruining the entire Premier League experience for me and for all my friends. He is simply unbearable.

His comments are malicious and always way off course. He has a tendency to make nasty jokes and even the other commentators seem to be annoyed by his presence. In addition, he doesn’t seem to be impartial either – you can clearly spot his enthusiasm when Manchester United plays, which I think is a true disgrace for BT Sport – a network I believed was professional. Mr. Owen is just as exciting as watching paint dry.

I am seriously considering watching Premier League games with any audio, to avoid hearing Mr. Owen’s silly and useless chitchat.

A new study has revealed that 80 per cent of BT Sport viewers watch with no sound when Owen is commentating. In addition, it seems that Owen is ‘solely responsible’ for the sudden rise in cases of depression across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Here are just some of Michael Owen’s most stupid quotes ever: 

"To stay in the game, you have to stay in the game."

"Blackburn have got two strikers on and they're both playing up front."

"I love these players with two feet."

"You need people who score goals. That’s how you win games."

"It's a good run, but it's a poor run, if you know what I mean?"

"When they don’t score they hardly ever win."

Help me get Michael Owen off the air. He has no clue on how to be a good commentator and he clearly does not belong there. A job as a studio analyst would definitely be more appropriate.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this petition are those of the author (Stevie Woodruff) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the YouSign Organization or any of its affiliates.
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Published on March 23, 2016.

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