Michael Jackson Statue Removed From National Football Museum

Sexual abuse claims against the singer lead to the removal.

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Michael Jackson's family is railing against an HBO documentary about the late singer's alleged molestation of children. (Kimberly White/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The National Football Museum in Manchester, England has removed a statue of the “King of Pop” and accused pedophile Michael Jackson.

The removal comes as a new documentary chronicles the life and alleged sex abuse claims made by two men- Wade Robson, a successful choreographer for Britney Spears and *NSYNC, and James Safechuck.

The National Football Museum said the statue of Michael Jackson was being removed as part of “ongoing plans” to “better represent” the sport’s story, BBC News reports.

Though the documentary, which aired on HBO this week, shines a spotlight on new sex abuse allegations against the superstar, arrangements for removing the statue have been in motion for months: “Plans have been under way for a number of months to remove the Michael Jackson statue,” an NFM spokesperson said. “The statue has now been removed.”

Al Fayed originally installed the statue outside of Craven Cottage but the new owner removed it and it was send to Fulham’s stadium where fans were less than enthusiastic about the addition.

At the time, Fayed defended the statue’s placement telling “stupid fans” that if they don’t like it can “go to hell.”

Leaving Neverland, the new bombshell Michael Jackson abuse documentary, is making people reevaluate their love for the icon. Some radio stations have dropped his music and fans have taken to social media to boycott the deceased singer.

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