Michael Owen’s Brother Investigated Over Rooney Betting Scam

Alan Duffy

10th, October 2011


By Alan Duffy

Squeaky-clean horse enthusiast Michael Owen has become the second Manchester United player to find a family member getting the once over from the “bizzies” (actually do people still use the word “bizzies”??) in the last few weeks.

Following the arrest of Wayne Rooney’s old man relating to a betting probe, Owen’s brother Terry has felt the long arm of the law after it was found that the 40-year-old aircraft fitter had placed a bet on Rooney pledging his future to United just one hour before the Red Devil signed a new deal.

Owen the lesser put £200 quid as odds of 7-2 on the deal last October, after Rooney had threatened to leave Old Trafford,  and came out with a cool £900.

This is all according to The Sun, by the way, who quote Terry as saying the bet was simply “a guess”.  However, it now seems unlikely that any charges will be brought against the Owen sibling.

I wonder if Terry fits Michael’s helicopter?

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  1. Roger Mycock says:

    Good old scousers…. salts of the earth eh la?

  2. Scoop says:

    If you’d have bought the Daily Star Sunday Alan you would have seen it was a front page exclusive. The Sun simply ripped it off and put it on their website.

  3. Alan Duffy says:

    @Scoop Thanks for that. As you can tell I don’t buy the Star! :)

  4. Montesquieu says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if all of this information came as a result of more phone hacking. Murdoch is too much of a goon to learn from previous mistakes.

  5. chimpo says:

    excuse my ignorance but what law are you breaking by placing that bet on whether or not rooney will re-sign to manyoo?

  6. Rob says:

    I think they’re saying that little Micky gave his brother some inside information.

    Oh, and Owen’s not Scouse!

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