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Jackson statue set for removal

Fulham's statue of Michael Jackson will be removed

By | 19th September 2013
dimitar berbatov

London club Fulham has confirmed that the statue of American pop legend Michael Jackson that currently resides outside of Craven Cottage will be removed. The controversial statue was unveiled by former club owner Mohamed Al Fayed due to the businessman’s close friendship with the late pop star, but has often been ridiculed and mocked for its location outside of one of the Premier League’s oldest football grounds.

The statue was erected outside the ground in 2011, two years after the star passed away in the United States. Since then, supporters across the league have made firing shots at the club’s previous owner for randomly choosing Craven Cottage as the location of the statue, with some supporters even taking to Photoshop to mock the landmark.

Supporters who want to visit the statue in person won’t be too disappointed, as the latest reports indicate that Fayed, the club’s former owner, will relocate the statue to another location once it’s removed. The 84 year old has also sold off his interests in the massive store Harrods in London, but still remains owner of the Ritz Hotel Paris.

“The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course,” confirmed a Fulham spokesperson, according to the Daily Mail.



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