The repercussion of Leaving Neverland documentary is beginning to have an impact. One of them is that a statue of Michael Jackson has been removed from Manchester’s National Football Museum amid revived allegations of him sexually abusing children.
The documentary Leaving Neverland is centred on testimony by Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 41, who allege that they were sexually abused as children by Jackson.
In response to the allegations, National Football Museum (NFM) has decided to take down a statue of the pop star that was commissioned by former Fulham FC chairman, Mohammed Al Fayed, after Jackson’s death in June 2009. The singer was a friend of Al Fayed but his only known link to the football club is a match that he attended in 1999.
By Damilola Faustino