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Glitter Super Bowl track sparks outrage

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By John Glenday | Reporter

January 31, 2012 | 1 min read

Convicted paedophile Gary Glitter is at the centre of a fresh storm of controversy after it emerged the disgraced star could rake in hundreds of thousands of pounds in royalties when his ‘Rock and Roll part II’ track is played at next month’s Super Bowl.

The highlight of America’s sporting calendar is watched by an estimated 100m people, most of whom will hear the Glitter track belted out across the stadium as the New England patriots have adopted have adopted it as their theme tune.

Although the original has been banned by the National Football League a 2000 cover version has not – opening up the possibility of the track being played each time the Patriots score a touchdown.

The BBC will air the February 5 event in the UK after shelling out £600k for the broadcast rights.

British TV and radio stations have banned the broadcast of all Glitter tracks since the singers conviction of molesting two girls in Vietnam.

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