Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fullman FC Chairman to Honour Michael Jackson with commemorative Statue

Some say this will not be well recived by footballers which to me stereo- types football fans in a bad light. But Regardless of how some may or may not recieve it I think this is a lovely, beautiful gesture from one friend to another. I think its very  exciting Al Fayed will do this to honour his friend Michael. ~ Qbee

Fulham's chairman, Mohamed Al Fayed, will unveil a commemorative statue of Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage at 12pm on 3 April
to honour the friendship he shared with the legendary singer.

Following the death of the star, Fulham’s Chairman commissioned a statue in his memory, which was originally planned to be erected outside his Harrods store. However, subsequent to the sale of the Knightsbridge landmark, it was decided that Craven Cottage was the natural alternative for the tribute.

The statue, depicting the singer in one of his most iconic poses, is situated on the banks of the River Thames, adjacent to the Riverside and Hammersmith Stands at the Football Club.

Fulham’s Chairman enjoyed a long and happy friendship with the megastar, who visited both his football club and his former Harrods store many times.

This afternoon Mohamed Al Fayed said:

‘Michael Jackson was truly a legend, a term used too often in this modern world saturated in the hyperbole surrounding celebrity.

‘He was my friend, a man with whom I shared many happy memories and who died a tragic and untimely death. He left behind a legacy of music so vast it takes one’s breath away; from a precocious talent to an ingenuity and ground breaking modernity that shall never be repeated. It shall often be imitated, but it will never be replicated, Michael Jackson was, and shall always remain, one of a kind.

‘I hope that many fans of his will visit the statue at the Cottage from far and wide, and that Fulham fans will appreciate seeing the finest performer in the world, in and amongst them, the finest fans in the world.’


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