Previous
Getafe
Valencia
0
3
FT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
2
2
FT
Game Details
Getafe
Valencia
0
3
FT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Chester City
Wrexham
2
1
FT
Game Details
Spezia
Carpi
1
2
FT
Game Details
Valenciennes
Clermont Foot
2
1
FT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
2
2
FT
Game Details
FK Amkar Perm
Krasnodar
1
2
FT
Game Details
FK Torpedo Moscow
Dinamo Moscow
1
3
FT
Game Details
Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK
Trabzonspor
1
1
FT
Game Details
Bursaspor
Besiktas
0
1
FT
Game Details
Panetolikos
PAOK Salonika
0
1
FT
Game Details
FC Vestsjaelland
AaB
1
0
FT
Game Details
Atvidabergs FF
IFK Norrkoping
2
2
FT
Game Details
Defensa y Justicia
San Lorenzo
1
3
FT
Game Details
Racing Club
Newell's Old Boys
1
1
FT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Huracán
3
0
FT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Guarini A. Franco
1
1
FT
Game Details
Santamarina
Patronato
0
0
FT
Game Details
River Plate
Fénix
3
1
FT
Game Details
Shimizu S-Pulse
Gamba Osaka
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
Urawa Red Diamonds
5:30 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Tokyo
Tokushima Vortis
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Omiya Ardija
Kawasaki Frontale
6:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Apr 9, 2014

Jackson statue loaned to museum

Former Fulham owner Mohamed Al-Fayed has loaned the infamous Michael Jackson statue that used to stand outside Craven Cottage to the English National Football Museum.

Fulham have unveiled their statue of Michael Jackson outside Craven Cottage
The statue was removed from Craven Cottage by current Fulham owner Shad Khan.

Mison: Stay of execution

The statue of the “King of Pop” was commissioned by Al Fayed -- a friend of Jackson’s -- during his time in charge of the West London club, but proved to be unpopular with many of the side’s supporters.

And after selling Fulham to Shad Khan last summer, the new owner chose to remove the tribute to Jackson, who once came to watch the team play, from the grounds of Craven Cottage.

The statue has since been in storage, although former Cottagers manager Martin Jol reportedly came close to buying it for 20,000 pounds, only for his dismissal earlier this season to disrupt negotiations.

However, rather than selling the memorial, Al-Fayed has opted to lend it to the National Football Museum in Manchester, where it is expected to be displayed near its entrance.

Al-Fayed was quoted as saying by the Independent: "The National Football Museum is a splendid institution. The statue means a great deal to me and my family. But on reflection, I decided it should go to a place where it can be enjoyed by the greatest amount of people for ever. I think Michael would have approved of the choice. Like football itself, he entertained the world."

An spokeswoman for the museum added: "The story behind the statue and its relationship with Fulham would certainly make for a thought-provoking addition. We are very grateful to Mr Al-Fayed for offering to donate this important item."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.