Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has derided a statue of Michael Jackson erected in Britain earlier this month, describing it as “ridiculous.” The statue stands outside Craven Cottage, the ground of British soccer team Fulham F.C. The team’s chairman Mohammed Al Fayed knew Jackson and in 1999 invited him to watch Fulham play Wigan Athletic.
Al Fayed was criticized by some Fulham fans when he unveiled the tribute. Fayed responded by saying that anyone who didn’t appreciate Jackson could “go to hell.”
Liam Gallagher was asked what he thought of the statue while giving match result predictions on the BBC soccer show Football Focus. “Yeah, it’s ridiculous, innit?” replied the singer. “But, you know, it could be worse. Could be Justin Bieber. But that wouldn’t be that high then, would it?”