Will Michael Owen be signing-on today?
The recession claims another victim
Unemployment figures are up by at least one person today: that scrounging layabout Michael Owen finds himself without work. Jobseekers in North Wales whose local Job Centre is within easy walking distance of a helipad could find themselves in esteemed company this morning since Little Mickey’s Newcastle contract has expired.
So while Karim Benzema wrangles with Owen’s former club Real Madrid over signing-on fees and the rest, the 29-year-old is left with the prospect of signing-on for the dole.
We are kidding, of course. Owen would never lounge around doing nothing and expect to receive a regular income for it. Right, Newcastle fans?