Fulham fans protest against Michael Jackson’s statue at Craven Cottage groundMarch 19th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.19 (ANI): Fulham football supporters are crying foul over plans to unveil a statue of pop star Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage ground.
Jackson will join Fulham Fifties footballing legend Johnny Haynes as the only two club ‘figures’ immortalised at the stadium, if the statue is unveiled.
Fans complained that Club owner Mohamed Fayed is using Craven Cottage as a ‘dumping ground for his weird statue’, which would make Fulham a ‘laughing stock’ and asked if the ground should be renamed Madame Tussauds.
The statue reportedly features the ‘king of pop’, who died in 2009, wearing what looks like underpants over his trousers, striking one of his ‘iconic poses’.
Many fans have already signed a petition protesting against the statue and a demonstration is planned on the day of its unveiling on April 3, the Daily Mail reports.
Fayed said that the six feet statue of Jackson, who was also his close friend, would be unveiled next month.
He originally planned to place the statue at Harrods, but the Egyptian tycoon sold the store for 1.5billion pounds last year. (ANI)
- Al Fayed defends Michael Jackson Fulham FC statue - Apr 04, 2011
- Football club to unveil Jackson's statue - Mar 17, 2011
- Michael Jackson to be immortalized at Fulham - Mar 17, 2011
- Bieber's wax statue to be unveiled in March - Feb 23, 2011
- Wax statue biggest honour: Kareena - Nov 11, 2011
- Russell Brand wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds - Oct 11, 2010
- Justin Bieber sized up for waxwork at Madame Tussauds - Feb 23, 2011
- Madhuri's wax statue to be unveiled March 7 - Feb 05, 2012
- Bradley Cooper wax statue at Madame Tussauds - Jul 20, 2011
- Russell Brand wants to stand next to Helen Mirren in Madame Tussauds - Aug 04, 2010
- Hollywood Heartthrob Robert Pattinson Gets Wax Figure At Madame Tussauds - Nov 03, 2010
- Hrithik Roshan In London For His Madame Tussauds Statue - Sep 23, 2010
- Kate, William join the royals at Madame Tussauds - Apr 04, 2012
- Ronaldo's wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds - Jun 10, 2010
- Big wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong - Mar 25, 2011
Tags: club owner, craven cottage, daily mail, dumping ground, fifties, football supporters, fulham football, harrods, haynes, king of pop, laughing stock, mail reports, michael jackson, mohamed fayed, pop star, six feet, trousers, tycoon, underpants, unveiling