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Michael Owen ad not so charming anymore

Owen Yes, it’s another World Cup ad featuring another England player. (The ads are making more of an impression than the team, so far.) This one’s special, though. It’s from Northern Rock, the company that sponsors Newcastle United, Michael Owen’s club team. Created before Owen headed off to play for his country, it reads, “Can we have him back in one piece please?” If you saw yesterday’s match, you know why this ad has now been pulled.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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