August 28, 2014 12:12 pm -

The CEO of a major concessions company has issued an apology after he was caught on video repeatedly kicking a puppy in an elevator, according to Fortune Magazine.

[su_center_ad]Des Hague, CEO for Centerplate, a Connecticut company that supplies concessions for sports and entertainment arenas around the country including Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Superdome in New Orleans, the new Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco and Notre Dame, is seen in the footage, taken from a Vancouver apartment building, kicking a Doberman puppy, then aggressively yanking it up by a leash and nearly pulling the puppy off the ground.


In a statement released through his attorney, Hague apologized and said the incident was, “completely and utterly out of character.” He continued, “I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed… a minor frustration with a friend’s pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response… I would like to extend my apology to my family, company and clients, as I understand that this has also reflected negatively on them.”

The Connecticut based company is a $6 billion business with 30,000 employees and more than 350 clients, according to KHOU.

The company released a statement this evening which reads in part, “Centerplate does not condone the mistreatment of animals by any of its employees. Mr. Hague has agreed to attend counseling to address his anger management issues.”

If they don’t condone his actions, they would fire his sadistic ass.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to CEO Apologizes After Video Footage Shows Him Repeatedly Kicking A Puppy

  1. MIAtheistGal August 28th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    If he treats his dog that way, how does he treat his family? Hell, how does he treat his employees?

    • mea_mark August 28th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      I wonder how many minimum wage employees there are at Centerplate and how many get government assistance because of the low wages he pays?

      • MIAtheistGal August 28th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

        I wonder that about a lot of companies these days. I also wonder how much I pay, as a taxpayer, to cover these millionaire CEOs, while they buy another vacation home.

  2. Abby Normal August 28th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Kick the hell out of the SOB and then fire him.

  3. Bunya August 28th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Cruelty to animals is just sick. I hope this guy spends time in jail.

  4. raincheck August 28th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    They should have shown the cowards face to at least SHAME him.

  5. darbal August 28th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    piece of shit.

  6. Paul Ellison August 29th, 2014 at 2:21 am

    I wonder how the friend fills after the guy was caught kicking the dog. I sure would not let him near any of my pets after this incident. Plus, he should at least post a video of himself apologizing to everyone on the incident, not just thru an attorney.

  7. Candide Thirtythree August 30th, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Rich people are assholes, everyone knows that.