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Al Fayed constructs Michael Jackson statue at Fulham FC

By | Published on Monday 4 April 2011

Michael Jackson Fulham FC statue

Fulham FC chairman Mohammed Al Fayed has surprised, well, everyone except Mohammed Al Fayed I think, by constructing a statue of Michael Jackson at the football club’s stadium. The statue was originally commissioned to be erected at Harrods in London, but its final location was changed after Al Fayed sold the famous department store.

Statues at football stadiums are nothing new, of course though they tend to normally be representations of people who have a significant connection to the club. Michael Jackson’s only connection to Fulham FC is that he once went there to watch a match as a guest of Al Fayed. Despite this, the chairman said he couldn’t see why some people thought the erection of the Jacko statute was an odd move.

Al Fayed told the BBC: “Why is it bizarre? Football fans love it. If some stupid fans don’t understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell. I don’t want them to be fans. If they don’t understand and don’t believe in things I believe in they can go to Chelsea, they can go to anywhere else”.

So, that’s them told.