Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jackson Statue Removed from Museum

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jackson Statue Removed from Museum

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A STATUE of Michael Jackson has been removed from Manchester's National Football Museum.

The decision comes as the first part of a controversial expose TV documentary, Leaving Neverland, aired in the UK last night about the 'King of Pop'.

The 7ft 6in statue of Jackson was donated to the museum by former Fulham FC chairman Mohamed Al Fayed five years ago.

Mr Al Fayed originally installed the statue behind the Hammersmith stand at Fulham's Craven Cottage ground.

However new owner, Shahid Khan, had it taken down in 2013.

The National Football Museum's decision to remove the tribute to the late pop star has been planned 'for a number of months'.

A spokesperson for the museum said: "Plans have been underway for a number of months to remove the Michael Jackson statue from display as part of our ongoing plans to better represent the stories we want to tell about football. …

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