Sunderland's Anton Ferdinand plots Michael Jackson goal celebration tribute
14 August 2009 03:19
Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand says he will go wacko for Jacko if he scores on the first day of the season against Bolton Wanderers.
Michael Jackson's death left the centre-back devastated, and Ferdinand has decided to pay the King of Pop a special tribute if he hits the back of the net.
The Black Cats defender, who has never scored for Sunderland, also revealed he and his brother, Rio, had organised a meeting at one of Jackson's sell-out London shows this summer.
Anton said: 'Me and Rio had it all arranged to meet Michael in London. I was 10 days away from meeting my idol when he died and it broke my heart.
'I've followed his career closely. He was an icon - if ever I am in a bad mood, I can listen to one of his songs and I will be in a good mood again.
'I have been contemplating a tribute to him if I score this season, but I'm not too sure it will work out.
'I actually thought of putting a glove in my sock to pull out if I score, but it could be down there a couple of years because I've not scored for a while.'