Coloccini was sent off for a nasty-looking lunge on Liverpoolâ€™s Luis Suarez at Anfield.
And it led to Sky TV pundit Chris Coleman slamming the Toon skipper. The Wales boss blasted: â€śThat is a scandalous challenge, a cowardâ€™s challenge.
â€śFootball is a physical game but that was a cowardâ€™s challenge. He catches his heel but if he catches him higher, then it is serious.â€ť
Owen defended one-time team-mate Coloccini on Twitter.
He posted: â€śNot having that at all. He didnâ€™t touch him and to say there was intent is laughable.â€ť