AN ART critic has given his critique of Fulham’s new Michael Jackson statue.
The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones has given his views on the pop singer statue, unveiled at the weekend by Fulham owner Mohammed Al-Fayed to much derision.
He said: “Fayed has said fans who dislike the statue can ‘go to hell’ or, better still, support Chelsea FC. But perhaps he simply needs to educate their taste.
“Looking at the ground, it is really a bit low-key and Edwardian with its low, plain brick facade and statue of a famous player on the forecourt. How about spicing up the whole place?
“A sphinx at each corner of the club would be a start. The facade could be redone in gold, chalcedony, amethyst and lapis lazuli.
“Instead of the tedious bronze statue of some old player, why not a silver colossus of Justin Bieber? And let’s replace the club shop with a Louis Vuitton outlet.
“As for the surly blokes, well, as the chairman says, they can go to Chelsea.”