It's being reported that hundreds of Liverpool fans are afraid to go near Fulham's Craven Cottage ground ahead of tonight's Premier League match because they're afraid of Mohamed Al Fayed's tribute Michael Jackson statue.
According to eye witnesses, large groups of Liverpool fans have been seen in the vicinity of Craven Cottage, afraid to approach the ground because of fears that the Michael Jackson tribute statue might cause them to die laughing.
"They were really scared," a local resident said. "Not that they're doing anything wrong, they just seem reluctant to approach the ground because they fear they might not be able to deal with the statue without laughing themselves to death, or taking the piss to the point of exhausting themselves."
Skoob Sports News's northern correspondent has informed us that many Liverpool fans refused to travel to see tonight's game, because of fears over the statue.
"It would be a waste of time going all the way to London," one related. "If I couldn't even watch the game for tears of laughter flooding my eyes. I mean, Michael Jackson? What's appertaining there then? Next news they'll be unveiling a statue of fucking Dolly Parton at Old Trafford."
More as we get it.