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Song offends some Bucs fans

1:08 PM, Jan 5, 2006   |    comments
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By:Preston Rudie
Tampa, Florida - Like most Bucs fans, Bob Corry says he enjoyed Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Everything, except a song played over the stadium's loudspeakers at halftime. Bob Corry, Offended By Song: "The first song that I hear is 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' by The Scorpions and I thought to myself, 'Is it me, or is this just totally out of place and inappropriate?'" The Bucs cheerleaders began their halftime show dancing to the song and Corry says he thought it showed a lack of sensitivity, considering what New Orleans residents went through last year following Hurricane Katrina. Bob Corry, Offended By Song: "There's thousands still living in trailer parks up there and 'Rock You Like a Hurricane?' I wouldn't wish that upon anybody." Corry wrote the Bucs asking for the team to apologize, saying he was offended and doesn't feel the song represents the feelings of everyone at the game. Bob Corry, Offended By Song: "There are definitely people out here willing to give up their time, give up their cash, give up their own homes to help those people from that region. And to be insensitive, [it] doesn't represent Tampa Bay or the fans of the Bucs." On Wednesday afternoon, a Buccaneers' spokesperson apologized for the song, calling it an oversight and saying it was not their "intent to offend anyone." The team officials noted the song was part of a dance routine the cheerleaders have performed to all season. He says the song, "Rock You Like a Hurricane" will no longer be played at games against the Saints. Earlier this year, the Buccaneers joined other NFL teams and the Red Cross in raising thousands of dollars for the victims of Katrina.

Preston Rudie, Tampa Bay's 10 News

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