Michael Owen mocked for wrestling his daughter, 15, in bizarre birthday video

The former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, who turned 39 today, shared a video showing him play-fighting with his eldest daughter Gemma Rose.

The teenager put up a strong fight, missing with several punches before trapping her father on the bedroom floor.

But Owen Sr appeared to win as he gets her in a headlock and tackles her to the floor.

Gemma Rose originally uploaded via her Instagram account, writing: "Happy birthday dad, love you really x."

Michael – whose injury history is one of the most documented in football's recent history – then shared on his Twitter page, joking "My eldest has a unique way of showing her affection towards me."

The former Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle, Stoke and England striker saw his career regularly disrupted due to various fitness problems.

And followers of the England star were quick to mock him after he appeared to struggle against the teenager.

Paddy Cody wrote: "Surprised you got through it without doing your hammy."

A supporter of Owen's boyhood club Everton, Irish-Alex EFC, added: "No one saw him get up, did they."

Referring to his media career which he is often criticised for, Daws said: "How I feel when you’re commentating."

Alan Knights finished off the humiliation by joking: "Na she must just be a toon fan."

Owen has four children with wife Louise Bonsall; Gemma Rose, 12-year-old son James Michael, second daughter Emily May who is 11 and eight-year-old Jessica.

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