ThreeMatchBan Obituary With A Tenious Link To Football – No.1: Michael Jackson

I don’t Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’. I’m not Michael Jackson’s obituary writer. All I know is some people thought he could Heal The World, but for others, the thought of him just made them want to Scream and Cry.

But away from the mourning and unrelenting purchase of his entire musical back catalogue, with fans old and new seduced by his memory due to the saturated coverage he has received in all forms of media since his early death, he also had a brief flirtation with football.

In June 2002 Jackson was made an honorary Director of Football at Exeter City, by former co-chairman and spoon bending friend, Uri Geller. It could be said he was Off The Wall with his calls for peace at the home of sleepy little Exeter City, or that it was even a Bad omen, as they were relegated from the football league the following year.

However, his appearance in the West Country was surely a Thriller for everyone present, but it was to be just another of many surreal episodes in the fascinating life of the King of Pop.

Although Another Part Of Me thinks his appearance could have been a distraction to a cracking campaign of Third Division football, but I’ll let you decide.

I’ve also stumbled across the below photo of MJ wearing an OGC Nice shirt and doing an admirable man at C&A pose in 1983, which I found on the Le Coq Sportif website. So, sorry to break it to you Exeter fans, but it appears that you weren’t his first fling with football.

Tags: Exeter City, Michael Jackson

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Paul(No1Fan) 9 July 2009 at 4:59pm

Apparently he was a really bad player, he expressed this in song on “Blame it on the Boogie”, “I just can’t, I just can’t, I just can’t control my feet”


Dan Mobbs 9 July 2009 at 11:38pm

I ‘Remember The Time’ when he kept his football career ‘In The Closet’ but I’m sure he was a nifty player, as for him it all came as easy as ‘abc’.

Too far?

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