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Friday, October 10, 2014

The controversial statue of Michael Jackson in London

The controversial statue of Jackson, commissioned by Fulham FC owner,famous Egyptian businessman Mohammed Al Fayed, was unveiled at Craven Cottage stadium in west London.

The statue cost £100,000 and was originally meant to be erected at London department store Harrods, but since Al Fayed sold the store, he decided to erect it at Craven Cottage instead.
It stands at a height of 7ft 6in and is made of a special plaster and resin and coated twice with all-weather varnish.
Jackson had watched Fulham play against Wigan at Craven Cottage back in 1999 as a guest of Al Fayed.
Some of fans don’t seem to be impressed with the statue, with comments including: “It’s a spectacularly bad piece of kitsch that doesn’t even look all that much like Michael Jackson”, or: “What’s Michael Jackson got to do with Fulham, except that once he was dragged onto the pitch when he visited a match?”
 Al Fayed slammed fans who have complained about the statue and denied that its presence at the stadium is
“Why is it bizarre? Football fans love it,” he said in News of the World.
“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, they can go to anywhere else.
“People will queue to come and visit it from all over the UK and it is something that I and everybody else should be proud of.”
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