Child-Abuse Protesters Want The Who Banned From Super Bowl
The Who have caused outrage among various family groups in America.
These associations are unhappy that the legendary band has been chosen to provide the half-time entertainment at NFL’s Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Florida on February 7. And all because of Pete Townshend’s arrest and caution for accessing child pornography in 2003.
Says Evin Daly, founder and chief executive officer of abusewatch.net: “The Who is a great band. Pete Townshend is the only issue here. Inviting Townsend to play is a blatant disregard to the values of American families and a slap in the face to victims of child sexual abuse.”
However, the NFL are unmoved by such protests. Spokesman Brian McCarthy told Associated Press: “UK police cleared Townshend since he was doing research for a project on child abuse.”
Another US group, Protect Our Children, commented: “We acknowledge Townshend was not convicted, but he was on [the UK] sex offenders’ list. In the United States, you’re on a sex offenders’ list for life.”