Mohammed Al Fayed has said that any Fulham fans who object to the statue of Michael Jackson outside of Craven Cottage can ‘go to hell’ – or to Chelsea.
The statue, which has only just been erected and has caused large amounts of guffawing from Shepherd’s Bush and the other side of SW6, was supposed to be put outside of Harrods; but since he sold the store he needed a new place to pay tribute to his ‘close friend’, and why not outside a football ground?
‘Why is it bizarre?’ he asked after the unveiling. ‘Football fans love it. If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell.
‘I don't want them to be fans. If they don't understand and don't believe in things I believe in they can go to Chelsea, they can go to anywhere else. 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.’