Following the tweet by Owen, which showed him as the BBC’s Sport Personality of the Year for congratulating Emma Raducanu on his win, twitter users were mocking Owen.

Kent’s teenage tennis star, Adam Peaty, defeated Tom Daley to take the title. She is now the youngest winner of the SPOTY trophy since Owen (1998).

The footballer shared a congratulatory message to Emma over the weekend, posting a photo of himself with his trophy and writing: ‘Congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu who thoroughly deserves to be crowned Sports Personality of the Year 2021.

‘Makes me feel very old that she’s the same age as I was waaaaay back in 1998.’

Many Twitter users was left sour by his message and some thought it was an insult to humanity. Others went on to make references to their lives.

Twitter users have been mocking Michael Owen after the footballer shared a snap of himself winning BBC's Sport's Personality of the Year in 1998 to congratulate Emma Raducanu, 19

After Owen shared an image of him winning the BBC Sport’s Personality of the year in 1998, Twitter users mocked Owen. This was to congratulate Emma Raducanu.

The footballer shared his best wishes with the teenage tennis sensation before sharing the snap as he held the trophy

After exchanging his best wishes, the player shared the photo with the young tennis sensation. 

One man posted a photograph as he ate a sausage roll from the comfort of his home, saying: ‘Well done Emma here’s a picture of me eating a sausage roll a few weeks back.’

Another poster wrote: Congratulations Emma. Here is a photo of me in traffic cone costume. 

One third said: “Well done Emma. Here’s a pic of me at your age, off my chops at a happy hardcore rave in Milton Keynes. 

‘I didn’t win anything, but probably felt similar joy to you, albeit it quickly wore off and, whereas you’ll probably feel good for a couple of days, by Monday I wanted to die. 

However other Twitter users were quick to mock Michael for his message of support for the tennis star, with one sharing a photo

Other Twitter users mocked Michael’s message of support for tennis stars, one even sharing a picture. 

Another social media user shared a snap as he dressed up as a traffic cone in response to Michael's message

A second social media user posted a photo in which he dressed as a traffic cone to respond to Michael’s message 

A third posted a childhood snap as he won the 'best tame tawny owl' competition in Ferndale in 1982

The third snapped his childhood snap when he won Ferndale’s 1982 ‘best-tamed tawny’ competition. 

Barking back! Another person jokingly shared a snap of their dog they 'fostered' several years ago

Barking back! Jokingly, another person shared a photo of the dog that they “fostered” many years back 

Others posted congratulatory messages alongside throwback photographs of themselves at Emma's age

Some others posted messages of congratulations alongside throwback photos showing Emma at Emma’s age. 

Now THAT'S a real achievement! Another person posted a snap after successfully peeling the lid from a yoghurt pot

This is a remarkable achievement. A second person shared a picture after successfully taking off the lid from a yogurt pot.

Ouch! One social media user sent his best wishes to Emma - before sharing a snap after he broke his nose in Ibiza

Ouch! Ouch! 

When I was your age! Another posted a snap from a 'hardcore rave' in Milton Keynes as he marked Emma's win beneath Michael's post

It was my age! As he celebrated Emma’s victory under Michael’s posting, another posted a photo from a Milton Keynes “hardcore rave” as an image. 

All tied up! One person posted their congratulatory message to the tennis star - before sharing  a snap of his friend wearing a collarless shirt with a tie

All tied up! One person posted their congratulatory message to the tennis star – before sharing  a snap of his friend wearing a collarless shirt with a tie 

I've won something too! Another person shared a childhood snap as they were awarded with a Young Achievers prize

You’ve also won! As they received the Young Achievers award, another person took a photo of their childhood. 

Could you do me a favour, Emma? One man jokingly posted his gas meter reading and said he'd be 'grateful' if she passed it on

Emma, could you please do me a favor? A man joked about his gas meter reading, and asked Emma if he could pass it on. 

it's the simple things! One person revealed they'd been left chuckling after discovering a sausage shaped like a dog

It’s all the little things. A person shared that they were left laughing after finding a sausage that looked like a dog. 

What a menace! Another person cheekily shared a childhood snap as they visited a Beano theme park alongside their congratulations to the tennis star

Wow! As they celebrated the tennis star with their congratulations, another person shared a photo from childhood. 

Now THAT'S an achievement! One office worker shared best wishes for Emma - alongside his own award after being voted 'Snack King' for eating 'all the biscuits'

This is quite the achievement. Emma received best wishes from one of her coworkers, along with his award as ‘Snackking’ after he ate ‘all the biscuits.

'We celebrated for days!' Another social media user posted a photo of his friend at the Ibrox stadium minding a goal post

“We celebrated for days!” A photo was posted by another social media user showing his friend watching a goalpost at Ibrox Stadium. 

The fourth user simply uploaded a photo of himself riding a bicycle and wrote: “Congratulations Emma.”

‘Congratulations Emma, here’s a picture of me winning the best tame tawny owl in Ferndale competition in 1982,’ another person shared, alongside a snap  of him holding the bird. 

One shared an image of the dog and wrote: “Congratulations Emma.” This is a photo of the dog that I raised a few years ago. 

A second added comment: “Congratulations Emma!” Here’s my latest gas meter read. If you could pass it on to British Gas I’d be greatful. But most importantly, congratulations. 

Emma’s rise to stardom in the wake of her US Open win in September has been rapid. She has also been invited to become an ambassador for a number luxury brands. 

Teenage tennis sensation Emma shared a fresh-faced selfie as she thanked fans for support while celebrating her Sport's Personality of the Year Award win yesterday

Emma, a teenager tennis player, posted a selfie in celebration of her Sport’s Personality of the Year Award victory yesterday.

Raducanu won the popular vote, ahead of Olympic hero Tom Daley (second) and Adam Peaty (third). 

Amazingly, Raducanu was still sixth-form at Newstead Wood School, despite being ranked 345th when Lewis Hamilton won SPOTY 12 month ago.

The Bromley teenager was the overwhelming favourite for the award – as short as 1-50 on with one bookies – after her jaw-dropping victory at the US Open in September.

The British teenager produced one of the sporting stories of the year when she navigated the qualifying rounds in New York to storm all the way to the final, where she defeated Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam title, as well as £1.8million in prize money.

Emma has been unveiled as British Airway's new global brand ambassador - after the tennis sensation was signed up to represent high-end labels Dior and Tiffany & Co

Emma has been unveiled as British Airway’s new global brand ambassador – after the tennis sensation was signed up to represent high-end labels Dior and Tiffany & Co

In winning the Grand Slam singles title for Britain, this was her first win in 44 years. She did not lose a set throughout the tournament.

Raducanu became a celebrity after her maiden Grand Slam win in Flushing Meadows. Brands lined up to offer sponsorship deals, and she was featured on numerous magazines’ front covers. 

Days later she found herself among the A-list elite at New York’s Met Gala – the biggest night in fashion.

In a beautiful Chanel, midriff-baring monochrome Chanel look complete with pearls around her waist and Tiffany diamonds to her ears, she rose to the occasion

Personally invited by Vogue chief Dame Anna Wintour, she was seated on the $500,000 Chanel table with its celebrity ambassadors – prompting speculation she would join their ranks as an ambassador. 

Following her fairytale of New York, Emma replaced Princess Anne as the youngest woman to win the award in the show's 67-year history

After her story of New York, Emma was named the youngest winner in show’s history at the age of 67. 

Meanwhile, the teenager was then revealed as the face of jewellery brand Tiffany and Co in a deal estimated to be worth more than £2million.

She was also announced in October as Dior’s ambassador.

Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri will be the teen representing the brand’s womenswear and skincare collections.

Emma’s salary as ambassador for Dior is unknown.

She has since scooped deals with Evian and appeared as the face of Sports Direct’s 2021 Christmas campaign.

Emma first became a British star after competing in Wimbledon, and went on to win her first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows in New York

Emma was first a British tennis star when she competed in Wimbledon. She then won the first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows. 

She announced yesterday that she will be British Airways’ new ambassador worldwide.  

This tennis player has been called a “sponsors’ dream” and she is poised to be the most successful female athlete of all time. 

Also, it was reported that Harbour 6 Limited Limited helped her manage her finances and set the stage for future earnings.

Raducanu, who was going to miss the Salford show last night, opted to participate in an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament as she prepares for the Australian Open next month.

However, she was not able to present the trophy to Covid-19 and had to be isolated for 10 days.