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Michael Jackson statue removed from Fulham

Wednesday - 9/25/2013, 10:24pm  ET

A group of stonemasons remove the statue of US performer Michael Jackson, that was erected by previous owner Mohammed al Fayed, on the north west corner of Fulham Football Club, West London, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013. The controversial Michael Jackson statue which has stood outside Fulham's Craven Cottage ground for over two years was removed on Wednesday. Al Fayed sold the west London club to Shahid Khan in July and, after consulting with supporters, the American businessman decided to pull the 7ft 6in statue down. (AP Photo/PA, John Stillwell) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) -- The statue of Michael Jackson outside Premier League club Fulham has been hauled down.

On the orders of new owner Shad Khan, the tribute to the late "King of Pop" was removed Wednesday from outside Craven Cottage in west London.

The statue is being returned to Mohammed Al Fayed, a friend of Jackson's who sold Fulham to Khan in July.

Khan also owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. He says "our supporters' views on the statue have been made clear." He adds that "the removal of the statue is the right thing for Fulham."

Jackson died after a lethal overdose of anesthetic in 2009.


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