Time to say bye-bye, at last.
It’s not that Fulham fans hate Michael Jackson or dislike his music in anyway, but their former chairman’s decision go erect a statue of the late pop icon didn’t exactly enamour the core base supporters. So it has come as good news – for many – that new owner Shahid Khan has decided to remove it.
Kahn, too was happy to be rid of the statue. He said: “Our supporters’ views on the statue have been made clear. I respect Mr Al Fayed and know he had good intentions in paying an individual tribute. However, the removal of the statue is the right thing for Fulham Football Club. (Metro)
The Pakistani-born American businessman bought the club before the season began, promising a steady improvement to fans of the club. He replaced the eccentric Mohammed Al Fayed who, aside from deciding on a MJ statue, said he would turn Fulham into the Manchester United of London.
As per the request of former owner Mohamed Al Fayed, the statue outside Craven Cottage is to be removed from the football ground
The Michael Jackson statue that was unveiled outside Fulham Football Club's Craven Cottage stadium in 2011 is to be removed by the clubs new owner Shahid Khan. Khan has since stated that he is removing the statue of the King of Pop as per the request of former owner Mohammed Al Fayed, who will re-erect the statue at one of his many other properties.
The Michael Jackson statue that currently sits outside Craven Cottage
Since it was first installed in 2011, the statue garnered criticism from fans who said the money could have been spent better and that the late singer had no connection to the South London club. At the time of it's unveiling, Al Fayed insisted that Jackson was a fan of Fulham (in spite of the fact that he was only ever spotted once in the South London area) and stood by his decision to keep the statue at the back of the Hammersmith stand. When met with further criticism and ridicule from supporters, Al Fayed told them they can "go to hell."
Sacha Baron Cohen, Mohammed Al Fayed and Royal Festival Hall - Sacha Baron Cohen aka Admiral General Aladeen and Mohamed Al Fayed Thursday 10th May 2012 'The Dictator' World premiere held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals.
"Witnesses" have come forward to reveal a mysterious light that caused Princess Diana's driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Since the tragic passing of Diana, Princess of Wales, there have been numerous conspiracy theories and claims about the death, suggesting that it was more than an accident. In fact, the accident has been the basis of many weary theories over the years; a new suggestion in circulation is that Diana and Dodi Fayed were killed when a laser beam was flashed into the eyes of their driver, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash.
Princess Diana, imortalised at Madame Tussauds New York
Apparently, a supposed witness has come forward to speak to British detectives about the incident in August 1997. The witness allegedly saw a motorcyclist point a laser directly into the eyes of Diana's chauffeur, HENRI PAUL, from a distance, leading the Mercedes to crash inside the Parisian tunnel, Pont De L'Alma.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.