When Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed put a tacky statue of Michael Jackson outside of Craven Cottage and told anyone who didn't like it that they can "go to hell," the consensus seemed to be that it's his club and his money so he can do what he wants. Though it was certainly strange, at the time, Al Fayed's intentions behind the tribute to his friend seemed positive and (relatively) selfless. Now? Not so much.
And with that said, I present the "Michael at the Cottage tribute collection" now available in the official Fulham club shop. Let's take a closer look at some of the ways Al Fayed is profiting from his old pal's death...
First things first, here is the most expensive item in the collection. A Michael Jackson tribute umbrella. Actually, it appears to be an umbrella in tribute to the statute in tribute to Michael Jackson, but don't spend too much time thinking about that. Michael liked umbrellas. He used them a lot. He would want you to have this one. It can be yours for £29.99.
How about a book written by another friend of Michael's who is also now trying to profit form his death? And it even comes with the added bonus of "dark side" conspiracy theories. Ooo! It can be yours for £17.99. And if your dead pop star merchandise budget is a little tight, there is also a paperback version available for £14.99. So you have no excuse to not buy this.
Sure, no one really needs a lanyard and the only thing Michael Jacksony about this is that it has his name written on it a few times, but come on. It can be yours for £2.99. You should probably buy 10 of them.
- Mohamed Al Fayed
- Michael Jackson