Fulham fans came out to Craven Cottage, as they usually do, for a soccer match. But before they could get to the soccer match, they had to be greeted by Fulham’s newest greeter, a statue of Michael Jackson.
Predictably, fans weighed in on the new statue, most of them negatively. And predictably, Fulham owner Al Fayed told those fans where they can go.
Dressed in a a silver jacket, his trademark black trousers, white socks, and iconic glove, the King of Pop was proudly revealed by the club’s owner Mohamed Al Fayed ahead of their Barclays Premier League game against Blackpool.
But fans immediately took to Twitter to vent their frustrations over Fulham’s latest addition.
‘The Michael Jackson Fulham Statue has to be one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,’ Joe Roberts said. While Steven Ward added: ‘That Michael Jackson statue at Fulham looks cheap! I’m a huge MJ fan but it looks tacky.’
Al Fayed however, was quick to defend the statue telling fans they ‘can go to hell’ if they didn’t like it.
‘Why is it bizarre?,’ he said after the unveiling. ‘Football fans love it. ‘If some stupid fans don’t understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell.