Qatar 2022: Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves Take Time Out of Studio Work For Wildlife Downtime

Qatar 2022: Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves Take Time Out of Studio Work For Wildlife Downtime

  • England and Liverpool legend Michael Owen has made sure that he takes in the sights and sounds while out in South Africa
  • The legendary forward is currently a pundit on SuperSport's 2022 FIFA World Cup coverage
  • Joined by Owen Hargreaves, he shared pictures of himself while out at a wildlife reserve during a break between his duties

Michael Owen is maximizing his time out in South Africa.

The England and Liverpool great is currently on duty in South Africa as a pundit on SuperSport's 2022 FIFA World Cup coverage.

michael owen, owen hargreaves
Before visiting a game reserve with Owen Hargreaves, Michael Owen was also a guest of SuperSport United. Image source: @themichaelowen and @SuperSportFC.
Source: Twitter

He took time away from work to visit a local wildlife game reserve, saying on Twitter to nearly four million of his followers:

"South Africa, what an amazing place."

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In the pictures shared were a giraffe, a pride of lions and a coalition of cheetahs. In one snap, he got up close and personal with a curious giraffe in an amusing selfie, with former Three Lions teammate Owen Hargreaves in the background. Hargreaves is also a fellow pundit with Owen while out in the country.

Last week, IOL reported that Owen was a special guest of SuperSport United, visiting Matsatsantsa's training headquarters to meet and greet the coaches, players and the staff.

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There is an explanation for those who were stunned by a viral video showing a guest on air using foul language in describing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tshepang Mollison described him in the most unsavoury of terms during what was believed to be a live broadcast, Sports Brief reported.

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However, SuperSport has released a media statement which read:

"SuperSport is aware of a SuperPicks video circulating on social media. This was a rehearsal that was not meant for broadcast. Despite this, we unreservedly apologise for the language used."

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Tshepang Mollison is not in anyone's good graces this morning.

The renowned influencer has caused ructions because of a video doing the rounds on social media, as was reported by Sports Brief. During a purported broadcast on SuperSport, she used an expletive in a discussion about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

It later turned out that this was a rehearsal that was shared online.

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