Michael Jackson Statue To Be Removed From Fulham's Craven Cottage

0
0
Subscribe Michael Jackson

The Michael Jackson statue that stands outside Fulham's football ground, Craven Cottage, is being removed at the request of former club owner Mohammed Al Fayed who is planning on relocating it to one of his other properties.

The statue was erected at the back of the Hammersmith stand in 2011 as a tribute to the late singer whom Fayed said was a fan of the London football club even though he only visited the ground once in 1999 and watched a 2-0 victory over Wigan in the old second division.

The decision to install it inside the grounds was met with contempt by the Fulham supporters. They thought the money should be spent wiser and didn't think King of Pop had any connection to the club.

According to The Independant, Fayed didn't care for anyone's opinion on the statue, telling them to "go to hell" if they didn't like it.

The club was sold this summer (2013) to American billionaire, Shahid Khan for £150 million and there are extensive plan to revamp the riverside ground in which the statue doesn't feature in.

A Fulham spokesperson said "The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course."

It will come as a sigh of relief to the new Fulham owner as Fayed threated to shave his moustache off if the statue was removed without the Egyptian's permission.

The statue, which was commissioned after Michaels death in 2009, was originally planned to be located outside 'Harrods' in London but when Fayed sold the Knightsbridge store in 2010 the statue found home at the football ground.

At the time on the unveiling Fayed stated, "Michael Jackson was truly a legend, a term used too often in this modern world saturated in the hyperbole surrounding celebrity".

muhammed al fayed
Muhammed Al Fayed outside Craven Cottage infront of the Michael Jackson statue


Contactmusic

Tags: Michael Jackson

0
0
Subscribe Michael Jackson
Advertisement

More Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Duet To Appear On New Queen Album

Queen Forever, a new album being compiled by Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, will feature a previously unreleased duet between frontman Freddie...

Michael Jackson's Legacy And Earning Potential Live On With New Video "A Place With No Name"

It’s about time for another round of Michael Jackson nostalgia, with A Place With No Name, the first single off his posthumous album, released yesterday....

Beyonce To Receive Vanguard Award At The VMAs. But Mostly, YES, She Will Perform!

Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of...

Could Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Fetch up To $85m?

We previously thought Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch would cost around $60m, but various reports are suggesting that the 1040-hectare (2,600-acre) estate could fetch anything up...

Advertisement

Michael Jackson's Neverland to be Sold: What Can You Buy For $60m?

What would you do if you won the lottery this weekend? Buy a yacht? A football club? Well, you could also buy Neverland. Michael Jackson’s...

Jackson Family To Star In New Reality Show - But Who Is Alejandra Jackson?

Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of...

Michael Jackson - XSCAPE documentary 2.0 teaser Video

A new teaser has been released for the forthcoming documentary on Michael Jackson's posthumous album 'Xscape'.

Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good (DM CLASSIC RADIO MIX) Audio Video

The DM Classic Radio Mix for Michael Jackson's posthumous hit single 'Love Never Felt So Good' has been released as an audio. The track featured...

Advertisement

Comments

Michael Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All