Centerplate CEO faces calls for ouster following dog abuse incident

Social media users are also urging a boycott of the company's stadium concessions after seeing a video of Desmond Hague kicking a dog.

Social media outrage and demands that stadium concessionaire Centerplate Inc. fire its chief executive continued Thursday amid charges of animal cruelty.

Desmond Hague, CEO of Stamford, Conn.-based foodservice contractor Centerplate, was caught on video in an elevator kicking a Doberman puppy and roughly yanking the dog’s leash. The video has been widely circulated in social media circles.

Hague this week issued a statement apologizing for the incident, saying it was “

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