Michael Owen and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer got into a war of words on Twitter last week, as excerpts from the former Liverpool striker’s book were published in some newspapers.

In the segments published in the Daily Mirror, he had a go at Newcastle United, the fans and Shearer, which prompted the Newcastle record goal-scorer to question Owen’s motives for the move, and lack of commitment to the club.

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All the exposure the social media spat got is likely to have done wonders for book sales, but any hopes that the availability of the autobiography might bring an end to Owen’s tirade against all things Newcastle, were dashed today, when the player – seen as a mercenary by Toon fans – appeared on talkSPORT.

Once again he dredged up the Shearer situation, and confirmed that the pair have not spoken for a long time.

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He also denied Shearer’s alleged belief that he did not have the appetite to play in Newcastle’s crucial last game of the season at Aston Villa when Shearer was manager, which resulted in the club being relegated.

Newcastle fans will always side with Shearer

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His claims will sound hollow to Newcastle fans who have a similar belief to that of Shearer, and Twitter lit up with comments firmly letting Owen know who the supporters would believe.

Here are a few of those comments:

 
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