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Former England striker Michael Owen issued an apology this morning for a tweet he sent during Bradford City's Capital One Cup upset over Aston Villa.

Owen, linked with Perth Glory last week, was watching Bradford's 3-1 win over Premier League Villa in the semifinal, first leg when he tweeted: "What a game this is. Bradford are on fire! #carlingcup"

What made Owen's comments cause a stir was that Bradford City were involved in one of British football's worst disasters in 1985 when 56 fans died when fire engulfed their Valley Parade ground.

Twitter followers were quick to point out Owen's unintended gaffe, which brought an apology from the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United forward. He tweeted: "Been made aware that my earlier Bradford tweet was worded inappropriately. Obviously wasn't meant like that. Sorry if it offended anyone."