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Michael Owen hits back at tweet about daughter Gemma on Love Island

Michael Owen stands up for his daughter Gemma

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Michael Owen hit back at a comment about his daughter Gemma Owen on Love Island.

The football legend’s teenage daughter Gemma Owen appears on the latest season of dating show Love Island.

However, her involvement with the series prompted a tweet from Glasgow City FC football coach, Paul Proud.

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Former footballer Michael Owen stands up for his daughter Gemma (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Michael Owen hits back at tweet about his daughter Gemma

Michael Owen‘s daughter Gemma hit the nation’s TV screens after she joined the latest season of Love Island.

However, Gemma’s appearance on the show has sparked many crude responses on Twitter.

This includes Paul Proud of Glasgow City FC, who made a comment about Gemma on Love Island.

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The under 18 women’s football coach said in a now-deleted tweet: “Can’t wait to see her getting smashed.”

However, Michael called the coach out on Twitter.

The former England star shot back with: “What a fine example to set from a man in your responsible position.”

Gemma Owen smiling on Love Island
Gemma is on the 2022 series of Love Island (Credit: ITV2)

Following the backlash from his tweet, the football coach has reportedly resigned from his position at the club and deleted his Twitter account.

Paul told The Sun: “My account has been deleted and I have resigned from my position with immediate effect so there is no story to run.”

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He also claimed the post was written ‘in jest’ and ‘taken out of context’ but he ultimately took the ‘correct action’ and removed himself from the club.

ED! has contacted reps for Glasgow City FC for comment.

Michael has previously opened up about his concerns for his daughter Gemma’s appearance on the dating show.

He told the Daily Mail: “No father wants to see physical contact, do they? I certainly don’t.

“If there is physical contact I think I’ll be throwing something at the screen. I don’t want to see kissing. Do not make me see kissing.”

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