Game of Thrones: The world watches as a king falls

Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones.
Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones.

Fans of Game of Thrones have spoken and King Joffrey has fallen.

Hours before the premiere of the show's fourth season on New Zealand television, a seven meter statue of the boy-king has toppled in Auckland's Aotea Square.

The statue of King Joffrey was toppled after five days.
The statue of King Joffrey was toppled after five days.

Fans from 123 countries had been tweeting since Thursday to #bringdowntheking, with each tweet tightening the rope around the statue's neck and bringing it closer to falling.

The stunt was continuously live streamed.

To launch the show's third season, a 12-meter-long dragon skull "washed up" on a beach in Dorset, England.

- nzherald.co.nz

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