Who Superbowl Concert Could Stir Controversy

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Several groups dedicated to fighting child pornography have come out against having the Who play at the next Superbowl halftime show.

In 2003, guitarist Pete Townshend admitted he had downloaded child porn to his computer, though he claimed it was part of research he was doing to help stop the practice.

With the Who set to play the Superbowl, representatives of a group called Protect our Children and of another one known as Child AbuseWatch have warned that the show might stir controversy.

"People tune in from all over the world and they are going to get a British sex offender on their screen. Townshend taking the stage at the Super Bowl is offensive to victims. We are incensed," Kevin Gillick, president of Protect our Children, told the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper.

The NFL has responded in a letter, pointing out that Townshend has never faced criminal charges in regards to the matter.

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