Holloway Backs Jacko Statue
By Kevin Markey
Updated Tuesday, 29th March 2011
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is backing the Michael Jackson statue at Fulham's Craven Cottage.Hundreds of fans have signed a protest petition and a demonstration is planned on Sunday.
However, Holloway is looking forward to seeing the statue and may even take a photograph of it. "I can't wait, because love or loathe him Jacko is one of those iconic figures," said the Pool boss, who likes his music.
"I know some fans are grumbling about the statue but I think it is terrific. He was a very special bloke and one of a handful of people I am proud to have been on the planet at the same time as.
"The Beatles, Elvis, Muhammad Ali... they are the great figures of our age. David Beckham will be one day too. They are icons.
"I've got a model of Ali at home, back when he was Cassius Clay, in that famous pose over a prostrate Sonny Liston. It's one of my most treasured possessions and if I could get one of Jackson, I would. In fact, when we go to Fulham I'll take a little hacksaw, smuggle the statue on the team bus and take it home with me."