Monday, April 4, 2011

Update: Michael Jackson Statue Revealed At Craven Cottage

It has been an open secret for several weeks that Fulham FC was set to unveil a statue that owner Mohammed Al-Fayed commissioned to commemorate Jackson's legacy. The question of course, is "what is Michael Jackson's legacy in relation to soccer?" Your guess is as good as mine.
In response to Fulham fans' criticism of the hideous statue, Al-Fayed said that “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.”

It is true. This has to be one of the ugliest statues on the planet, and it is just plain weird. But there is also something endearing about the Al-Fayed's eccentric tribute. Some fans may be annoyed by this statue, but telling people you've seen it in person (especially if there is photographic evidence) would be fun. A trip to Craven Cottage could yield the entertainment of watching a good game, and a picture of someone standing next to (or just under) MJ. Of course, I certainly wouldn't want to see in front of my home team's stadium.

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