US groups seek to ban Townshend from the Superbowl
Censorship , Live Events / January 2010

CENSORSHIP Live events industry Pressure groups in the US are looking to have The Who’s Pete Townshend removed from the half time Superbowl show. Townshend was arrested in 2003 for accessing child pornography, was cautioned by police and put on the sex offenders register for five years. Townshend has always maintained that he only accessed the material for a research project. ChildAbuseWatch in the US is lobbying the NFL to drop the guitarist from the Superbowl show, whilst protect Our Children has asked US Immigration officials to refuse Townshend entry to the US on grounds of ‘moral turpitude’. The Times  December 24th 2009.