Fulham Day 1: Khan faces Michael Jackson questions
LONDON (AP) — Shad Khan has quickly discovered that the issues Premier League owners must tackle extend far beyond soccer.
On his first full day running the London club, the trickiest questions Khan had to face were not about player acquisitions or goals for the upcoming season.
The pressing issue locally for the owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars was about Michael Jackson.
Yes, the late "King of Pop."
One of the most contentious decisions by Mohamed Al Fayed during his 18 years owning Fulham was to erect a statue of Jackson outside Fulham's Craven Cottage.
Al Fayed warned Khan jokingly Saturday that he'd rip the American's trademark moustache off if the statue was removed.
Khan realizes it's a delicate issue, saying he'll "listen to the fans, then decide."