Although you may have read otherwise, the big story in this weekend of sport had nothing to do with a foul mouthed Wayne Rooney.
Nor was it anything related to Butler and UCONN making the final four. If we tell you it was at Fulham’s Craven Cottage stadium you well close this article right away. That’s before you realize that it involves one of the most charismatic individuals to walk this planet and one of his best friends.
It was yesterday that Mohamed Al Fayed chose to unveil a statue of the late Michael Jackson outside Bodog-sponsored Fulham’s West London stadium that will seemingly stay there until it falls into disrepair.
Now we know that Al Fayed and Jackson were great friends but the King of Pop only once visited the Cottage so to unveil a statue outside the stadium has raised a few eyebrows. It Lehman’s terms though he owns the club so can really do what he likes in and around the place of business.
This might explain why Al Fayed’s retorts ranged from “if people don’t understand and believe in things I believe in they can go to Chelsea,” to “Why is it bizarre? Football fans love it. If some stupid fans don’t understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell.”
Personally it might be slightly weird that a statue of MJ is now outside Craven Cottage but why not?
It does now mean that Everton should be readying the unveiling of a Rocky statue in tribute to Sylvester Stallone after his visit a few years back though, and below is a photo of how the statue maybe should have looked.