Football club to unveil Jackson`s statue

Updated: Mar 17, 2011, 20:25 PM IST

London: A statue of Michael Jackson will be installed at the Fulham Football club in the memory of the pop legend`s friendship with its chairman.

Chairman Mohamed al Fayed commissioned the sculpture of his close friend following the singer`s death in 2009. It will be unveiled at Craven Cottage on April 3, reports

"I hope Fulham fans will appreciate seeing the finest performer in the world among them, the finest fans in the world," said Fayed.

"Michael Jackson was truly a legend. He was my friend, a man with whom I shared many happy memories and who died a very tragic death," quoted Fayed as saying.