Jose Lambiet of the PALM BEACH POST reports:
The homes and schools close to Dolphins Stadium are receiving â€śsex offender advisoryâ€ť postcards this week warning residents to watch out for The Whoâ€™s Pete Townshend, whoâ€™ll be performing at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV.
By next week, 1,500 homes will have received the postcard sent by the Brevard County-based Protect Our Children. The non-profit acts as a community watchdog when it comes to sex offenders and sends similar cards to Melbourne residents where known pedophiles live.
Earlier I reported that the 63-year-old guitarist had previously registered as a sex offender in England after admitting to visiting a kiddie porn website.
Child abuse organizations have also petitioned the NFL to cancel The Who’s appearance at Super Bowl halftime and asked U.S. Immigration officials to bar Townshend’s entry into the country.
â€śNormally, we donâ€™t do anything outside of Brevard County, but Pete Townshend admitted to visiting websites with child pornography,â€ť said Protect Our Childrenâ€™s Kevin Gillick. â€śAs far as weâ€™re concerned, Pete Townshend could be dangerous for the community. No one who isnâ€™t interested in child sex visits porn sites. And he was on his countryâ€™s sex offenders list. Why is he in what amounts to a family event?â€ť
No word yet if Townshend has arrived. Rehearsals at the stadium are scheduled for next week. The game, which pits the Indianapolis Colts to the New Orleans Saints, is Feb. 7.
Really makes you wonder if the NFL vetted Townshend’s background before the show was booked. For an appearance of this magnitude, you would think they could’ve found a band that didn’t have this baggage.