He was too late with the an apology and for comparing President Obama to Hitler, Hank Williams Jr. is now without a job.
Hank Williams Jr. will now longer be the voice you hear before Monday Night Football games. "Are You Ready For Some Football?" Well I am, but Hank Williams Jr. won't be anymore.
“We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr.,” ESPN said in a statement. “We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue.”
Hank Williams Jr., however is trying to say it is his decision and he quit; “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You [ESPN] stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and all my rowdy friends ARE OUT OF HERE! It’s been a great run.”
Yea, sure you quit Hank. You would have said this Monday night when you said you were misunderstood and then when you "apologized" Tuesday.
Honestly, I think it sucks someone was fired for speaking his mind but comparing a U.S. President to one of the worst humans that ever lived, on public tv, and not in your living room, is just stupid.
What do you think of ESPN's decision to can Hank Williams Jr.?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Let's Get Rowdy
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!
This was made by http://www.chrisnicholas.net/ and I wanted to share.-Dr.FB
UPDATE: Hitler's cry was heard and the shows have been rescheduled. Tickets were released today earlier for both shows. Hope you got them .Trent has since put this video on his official web site NIN.com.