Friday, September 15, 2006

Why Not The Jags?

I originally posted this article about the NFL requesting that teams quit playing Gary Glitter's "Rock 'N' Roll Part 2" on August 11th, and most stadiums have compied. I don't know if there are other teams still play the convicted child molester's tune, but the Jacksonville Jaguars definitely are. During the game against Dallas this past Sunday, Glitter's anthem could be heard playing through the stadium as I watched on TV.

What are the Jags trying to say? They support Gary Glitter and child molestation? They aren't creative enough to pick a new song to celebrate TD's? The Kansas City Chiefs used "Rock N Roll Part 2" for years as their TD celebration song. It was a big deal this summer for them to find a replacement song, but they went through extensive efforts to do just that.

Why not the Jags?


Disgraced British rocker GARY GLITTER's sports anthem ROCK & ROLL PART 2 is to be removed from the playlists at NFL stadiums following protests from fans. National Football League officials have chosen to advise all teams to cease playing the tune after learning the song's 62-year-old author is a convicted paedophile. Glitter, real name PAUL FRANCIS GADD, is currently serving a three-year sentence in a Vietnamese prison after being found guilty of child molestation. Rock + Roll Part 2, which was written in 1972, has become a familiar anthem at sports stadiums across America. NFL officials hope the governing bodies of other sports like baseball and basketball follow their lead and ban the song.

This dude is lucky to only be serving three years. If the British government hadn't been involved, he would have been sentenced to a firing squad -- the normal punishment for child molestation in Vietnam. Although, he may wish he was dead after sitting in a Vietnamese prison.

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