Sunday, April 3, 2011

Michael Jackson Statue Unveiled Outside Of Soccer Stadium

I don't profess to know anything about soccer and I never will, but this story caught my eye.

Fulham of the English Premier League has unveiled a statue of Michael Jackson outside of their stadium. Owner Mohamed Al Fayed was reportedly a close friend of Jackson's. He unveiled the statue outside Craven Cottage to jeers from the home fans. He also told those same fans that they can "go to hell" if they didn't like it.

"Why is it bizarre?" Al Fayed asked reporters after the unveiling. "Football fans will love it. If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift that this guy gave to the world, they can just go to hell."

"I don't want them to be fans if they don't understand, and believe the things which I believe in… they can go and support Chelsea or somewhere else," he said

Spoken like a true owner. Al Fayed said that Jackson loved Fulham and that he wanted to honor Jackson's memory and talent.

I never knew Jackson liked soccer, but he was a bit of an eccentric.

Source: New York Daily News