Monday, April 04, 2011

Free Speech for the Dumb: Mohamed Al Fayed

Sports stadiums and player statues go hand in hand. Chicago has a Michael Jordan statue, L.A. has Magic Johnson, Vince Lombardi at Green Bay, and so on. So of course fans were perplexed when their soccer team owner unveiled a statue in front of their stadium...a statue of Michael Jackson! Of course the owner Mohamed Al Fayed just doesn't get it;
"Why is it bizarre?" he said. "Football fans love it. If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift, they can go to hell."
Really? I have scored as many goals as Michael Jackson has for Fulham. And he has been to only one more game than I have.

And one last thing...telling your fans to "go to hell" might not be the smartest thing in the world.

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