Football is back. Unfortunately for fans that means former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen is back in the commentary box.
Taking his seat behind the mic for the Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea, the BT Sport pundit quickly became a top trend.
Owen, 35, was labelled 'boring', 'monotone' and 'annoying' on social media, with several users suggesting that had opted for the mute button rather than listen to him.
Plenty others were a bit more X-rated in their use of language.
Below are a few of the best Tweets:
Michael Owen just makes every football fan go why is he there for another season...??? #btsport— James Green (@JamesGreenInUK) August 2, 2015
Glad the Community Shield is on BT Sport so I can watch it. Disappointing Michael Owen is commentating so I can't listen to it #mute— Karl Fuller (@karlosfuller) August 2, 2015
So glad I don't have BT sport at home, I see now how bad it is listening to Michael Owen— Lamar Mason-Williams (@LamarMasonW) August 2, 2015
You know football's back when Michael Owen's trending for being the worst commentator alive— Joe Grayson (@joe_grayson) August 2, 2015
God help the football fan: a season of Michael Owen's sleep inducing monologue awaits.— @dave_boy (@dave_boy) August 2, 2015
Not missed Michael Owen's commentary in the slightest— Alex Oldroyd (@oldroyd1995) August 2, 2015
How is it possible to watch a game live as well as have the benefit of a TV monitor & STILL get everything wrong? Classic Michael Owen— Ryan Parsons (@ryanparsons83) August 2, 2015
Michael Owen might just be the most monotone human being there is.— Tommo (@TommoNewton2) August 2, 2015
I forgot how boring Michael Owen was— Gareth Orr (@Gareth_14) August 2, 2015
My excitement for the return of football instantly quelled by Michael Owen's inane commentary.— Carl Hutchings (@CJHutch_88) August 2, 2015
Michael Owen commentating is the reason why the 'Mute' button was introduced #CommunityShield— modmuffin (@modmuffin) August 2, 2015
Michael Owen sounds excited to be back... #CommunityShield— Nicholas Ashley (@NicholasDAshley) August 2, 2015
Michael Owen is so boring— Harvey Specter (@CristyJennings_) August 2, 2015
Dear BT sport tec help needed how do you mute Michael Owen but still hear the supporters please respond asap— katy fitzpatrick (@kathy121255) August 2, 2015
Shut up Michael Owen— Ryan Thrussell (@RyanThruss) August 2, 2015
Sigh… Another season starts and the nation still can’t understand why BT uses Michael Owen as a commentator…— James vS (@James_v_S) August 2, 2015
Michael Owen's voice is like a vacuum for joy...— Second Yellow Card (@SecondYellowCrd) August 2, 2015
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