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Stoke players ‘decorate’ Michael Owen’s Mercedes with eggs and flour as retirement present

Ryan Bailey
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Attempts to cook pancakes on Owen's car proved unsuccessful (@themichaelowen)

Attempts to cook pancakes on Owen's car proved unsuccessful (@themichaelowen)

This weekend has had so many well-publicized retirements and goodbyes (Ferguson! Scholes! Van Bommel! Moyes! Mancini's Premiership career!) that Michael Owen's final home game of his career almost slipped under the radar. Particularly as the former England star spent that match — a 2-1 loss to Tottenham — as an unused substitute for the fourteenth time this season.

Before the 33-year-old striker moves on to bore the living daylights out of BT Sport subscribers, his Stoke teammates let him know they remembered he was a club employee by vandalzing his Mercedes AMG C63, giving him the ideal opportunity to employ the sorely underused #eggs&flour hashtag...

Owen donned his detective hat — being careful not to pick up an injury in the process — and produced a list of suspects he had rounded down to Dean Whitehead, Glenn Whelan and Robert Huth. He then added Jonathan Walters, Peter Crouch and Matthew Ethrington to the list. So, basically just anyone who might have access to flour and eggs.

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