Disgraced pop legend Gary Glitter
won't be profiting from America's Super Bowl this weekend (04-05 February 2012) after football bosses banned his track from the sporting event.
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 finalist team 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 (NFL) 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 (05 February 2012).
Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com