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2011
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ESPN Pulls “MNF Song” After Hank Williams Likens Obama To Hitler

Hank Williams Promo Photo
Hank Williams Promo Photo

Hank Williams Promo Photo

If you like hearing the "Monday Night Football" song before the game on Monday night, you might have to watch it on youtube from now on.

For the first time in 20 years, the "Monday Night Football" theme song will not air before the Monday Night game, ESPN announced.

Hank Williams appeared on "Fox & Friends" Monday (That was his first mistake) and he got political.  Hank Williams backed McCain and Palin in 2008.

He commented on John Boehner playing golf with Obama is like Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister) and Hitler.

Fox surprisingly distanced themselves from his comment and said they did not understand the comment.    Williams said "I'm glad you do not understand.  They are the enemy."  Fox then asked who is the enemy and without hesitation Williams stated "Obama and Biden.  The 3 Stooges."  Guess Williams can't count, can he?

After an outcry on social media sites, ESPN quickly responded with a statement;

"While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."

This is not going to go away.  I will be surprised if ESPN uses the song for the rest of the year or ever again.  I'm all about freedom of speech but comparing someone to Hitler, is straight up lame.

We wonder who ESPN will turn to when it comes to recording a new song?  Why do I have a feeling they are already calling Justin Timberlake?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  I'm Still Ready For Some Football....Just Hold The Hank!

Comments (3)
  1. I think Christian Kanes song -“House Rules” would be an excellent song for MNF, someone even did a You Tube video including all the NFL teams and memorable moments! Please consider him!

  2. ESPN is right in terminating country performer Hank Williams, Jr. after the country vocalist made remarks on Fox news that compared Obama to Hitler. The singer, at first defiant, claimed his right to free speech had been dishonored. Williams apologized for the comments later, but ESPN is not backing down.

  3. Hank Williams should stick to guitar playing instead of talking and revealing himself as a crazy hateful fool.

    It’s just sad.
    And although Fox distanced themselves, this time, but not the 100s of other times people in their shows have used this crazy talk, they are very much promoting this kind of hateful propaganda instead of fact-based discussions about politics and what kind of world we want to live in.

    There are unfortunately lots of sad, stupid and slightly crazy people then believe this shit and how do you reason or have a fact based discussion with a crazy person?


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