A statue installed in remembrance of Michael Jackson in Fulham stadium could be on its way out of the football arena.
Ex Fulham football club owner, Mohammed Al Fayed has ordered the removal of the statue from Craven Cottage on the excuse it is about to be installed elsewhere.
It has been claimed that the former Harrods and Cottages owner wants to take the statue to another of his properties in ondon.
It appears the former Cottagers owner, who sold the club during the summer to American Shahid Khan, has decided he wants to take the tribute to his former friend to one of his other properties.
The statue was installed in 2011 to commemorate the Thriller singer who Fayed insisted was a fan of the Thames side team (despite only being spotted in SW6 once).
However, the decision to install it at the back of the Hammersmith Stand inside the grounds of Craven Cottage was met with ridicule by many supporters of Fulham.
Fayed paid little attention, telling anyone who didn’t like the statue, which includes an inscription from Dickson Etuhu and Jackson lyrics, to “go to hell”.
Not all Fulham fans disliked the tribute though, with some seeing the entertaining and eccentric side to its instalment.
A Fulham spokesperson said: “The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course.”
The decision of Fayed to take the statue, rather than it be be removed by the new owners, will come as a relief to Khan after Fayed threatened to chop his moustache off if he did Fayed threaten to cut Shahid Khan’s moustache off if he removed the statue