Fulham are to return the statue of Michael Jackson outside Craven Cottage back to the club’s former owner Mohamed Al Fayed. The sculpture was installed at the back of the Hammersmith Stand in 2011, in tribute to the late entertainer, whom Fayed insisted was a fan of the west London club.
“Michael Jackson will stay. He can’t go, he is here. It is part of the deal, it is history, it is listed,” Al Fayed said. “You can’t change otherwise I will come and take [Khan’s] moustache in public. He knows that.” However, there has been a change of heart from Al Fayed, and now the Jackson statue will be moving to one of his properties, according to the Daily Mail.
A spokesperson for Fulham said of the statue which was put up in 2011: “The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course.”