Michael Jackson statue to be removed from Fulham`s Craven Cottage

Updated: Sep 22, 2013, 09:37 AM IST

London: The Michael Jackson statue installed at Craven Cottage by former Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed is set to be removed.

Al Fayed, who sold the club during the summer to American Shahid Khan, decided that he wants to take the tribute to the late singer to one of his other properties, reported Contactmusic.

The statue was installed in 2011 to commemorate the `Thriller` himaker who Al Fayed insisted was a fan of the Thames side team.

"The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course," a Fulham spokesperson said.

The statue, which was commissioned after Jackson`s death in 2009, was originally planned to be located outside `Harrods` in London but when Fayed sold the Knightsbridge store in 2010 the statue found home at the football ground.