London: Al Fayed takes Jackson statue from Craven Cottage

source: Independent.co.uk

London: Al Fayed takes Jackson statue from Craven Cottage The Michael Jackson statue installed at Craven Cottage by former Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed is set to be removed., according to The Independent.

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Despite Mohamed Al Fayed claiming back in July that he'll cut his successor's moustache if Shahid Khan (new Fulham owner) touches the Michael Jackson statue, the Egyptian billionaire is now expected to take the statue with him. Al Fayed is thought to relocate the statue to one of his properties.

The statue was installed in 2011 to commemorate the Thriller singer who Fayed insisted was a fan of the Thames side team (despite only being spotted in SW6 once).

However, the decision to install it at the back of the Hammersmith Stand inside the grounds of Craven Cottage was met with ridicule by many supporters of Fulham.

Fayed paid little attention, telling anyone who didn't like the statue, which includes an inscription from Dickson Etuhu and Jackson lyrics, to "go to hell".

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."

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