Eamonn McCabe, Redferns LONDON (AP) - The sex abuse scandal surrounding the…
- Posted on Jan 30th 2012 10:59AM by Kenneth Partridge
Eamonn McCabe, Redferns
There's just one problem: Glitter is a sex offender who moved to Vietnam after serving jail time for possession of child pornography in 1999. Once in Southeast Asia, he was convicted of additional sex crimes.
In 2006, the NFL said it didn't want teams playing Glitter's enduring jock jam, but given the tune's ability to pump up a crowd, the song continues to be heard in stadiums. The Patriots, for their part, blast the anthemic track after every touchdown during home games.
Luckily, the rock supergroup Tube Tops 2000, featuring Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson from Hole and Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's, cut a version in 2001. By sticking with this cover, the Pats and Giants can get their "duh-nuh-nuh nuh-nuh, hey!" fix without contributing to the financial wellbeing of a pederast.
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