Gary Glitter won’t be profiting from the Super Bowl this weekend because his renown song that’s usually played at the big NFL sporting event is banned forever.
The controversial glam rock star usually gains royalties from the big match as his 1972 hit song “Rock and Roll Part II” is traditionally played during the game, while the New England Patriots usually play the tune, known as the “Hey Song” in the U.S., to celebrate each touchdown.
However, National Football League chiefs have now banned the song from being played, reports Britain’s Daily Mirror
Representative Brian McCarthy says, “We will not be playing any version (of) it.”
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, relocated to Vietnam in 1999 after he was found guilty of child pornography possession in his native Britain, but he was later arrested and charged with committing obscene acts with children in 2005 and ordered to serve three years behind bars.
The Patriots will take on the New York Giants at the Super Bowl on Sunday.