(still not the MJ statue at Fulham. Unfortunately)

The Observer reports Mohamed Al Fayed has words of support — and warning — for new Fulham owner, Shahid Khan.

Al Fayed has told Fulham’s new owner, the US billionaire Khan, he will be “in big trouble” if he tries to remove the statue of Michael Jackson erected outside Craven Cottage in 2011.

In a photocall to announce the club’s sale, Fayed, 84 – wearing a comedy moustache in tribute to Khan – told reporters that the statue was “a listed monument”. He also said he had vetted the owner of NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars thoroughly before agreeing to sell. “I wouldn’t pass this club to any junkie.”

On the Jackson statue, Khan said: “I’ve been an owner less than a day. We have to preserve and respect history – but we have to move forward. I’ll reflect on it and listen to the fans. Then I’ll decide.”