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Fulham Folklore: The Michael Jackson Statue

13th July 2023

During Mohamed Al-Fayed’s early tenure at Fulham, it was fairly normal him to bring in a new exotic name to Craven Cottage. In April 1999, he really went one step further by bringing him to our Division Two match against Wigan Athletic.

Michael Jackson’s solitary visit to the cottage had such a profound effect on Al-Fayed that after his death in 2009, he decided to honour the late king of pop, with a statue in tribute at the Hammersmith End.

In today’s Fulham Folklore, we look back at the series of events that lead to a 7ft 6 inch model of MJ being installed at Cottage, and the resulting curse that his removal lead to.

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