March 10, 2003

"Michael Owen" is the UK injunction "mystery footballer"

The "mystery footballer" who cannot be named in the British press (due to an injunction), has apparently been named on a Norwegian newspaper's website.

Says a poster from New Zealand (""), in


And, while I don't read Norwegian, the name "Michael Owen" is clear in the article (hey, I'm in the US. I can say it!)

And in fact, automatic translation gives something where the gist of the article can be derived:

"allegedly document that Michael Owen (22) has been faithless against ... Louise Bonsall, as am pregnant in seventh month"

Isn't the Internet amazing?

Update: More coverage, in English now, from Singapore:
Owen's no Saint Michael,1870,176015,00.html
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By Seth Finkelstein | posted in infothought | on March 10, 2003 10:23 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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