Mohamed Al Fayed tells critics of Michael Jackson statue to 'go to hell'

Fulham FC chairman unveils controversial monument at Craven Cottage stadium

Pic: PA
A statue of Michael Jackson has been unveiled at Fulham FC's Craven Cottage stadium - and fans of the football club can "go to hell" if they don't appreciate it.

This is according to the club's chairman Mohamed Al Fayed, who revealed the monument before the team's Premier League clash with Blackpool this afternoon (April 3).

After fans had earlier criticised the decision to erect a statue of Jackson, claiming it would make the club a laughing stock, Al Fayed defended the move.

"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", he told BBC News, which has published a picture of the statue.

Al Fayed, a close personal friend of the late King Of Pop, went on to suggest that fans unhappy with the statue could defect to Fulham's Premier League neighbours Chelsea.

"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," Al Fayed added.

Jackson visited Craven Cottage in 1999 to see Fulham overcome Wigan Athletic 2-0.

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