If you're a Michael Jackson fan AND a soccer fan, you'll make a productive trip when you visit Craven Cottage soccer stadium (home of the Fulham Football Club) in London. A 7.5 foot statue of Michael Jackson was erected in front of the stadium back in April. The statue was commissioned by Fulham chairman Mohammed Al Fayed who was a friend of Michael Jackson.
Many soccer fans in the UK are upset with the decision, believing that a statue of Michael Jackson has no place in front of a soccer stadium. Mr. Al Fayed had planned to put the statue at Harrods, but he ended up selling the store and therefore, decided to locate the statue at Craven Cottage stadium.
Michael Jackson actually attended a game at the stadium back in 1999 as a guest of the chairman. "The last game he attended here with me, he was running like a child, he loved the place," Al Fayed told BBC News.
While the statue is not popular with soccer fans, Al Fayed has faith that Michael Jackson fans will come to see the statue. "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," said Mr. Al Fayed.