17 Mar 2011

Fulham football club to become home to Michael Jackson

6:47 am on 17 March 2011

The Fulham football club will soon be home to a commemorative statue of Michael Jackson following a request by owner Mohamed Al Fayed.

Al Fayed, a friend of Jackson's, commissioned a statue of the singer soon after his death in Los Angeles in 2009.

The billionaire had initially planned to erect the statue outside his famous Harrods department store in Knightsbridge but has now decided that the Jackson memorial should be placed at the club's ground at Craven Cottage.

The statue shows Jackson in one of his signature poses and will stand on the banks of the River Thames.