The singer upset ESPN with comments made on Monday.
You may have noticed that Monday Night Football did not open with Hank Williams Jr.’s iconic football anthem Monday night. The network gave Hank the boot after comments he made Monday morning while appearing on the Fox Network’s program “Fox and Friends.”
While on the program Williams, Jr. was asked what he thought of the summer golf game between President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner. In his response he said, “That’s like Hitler playing golf with (Jewish Israeli leader Benjamin) Netanyahu,” and also called the President and Vice President “the enemy.”
Those comments did not set well with the TV bosses at ESPN, who yanked his weekly kickoff anthem, ‘Are You Ready For Some Football?,’ from their Monday Night Football broadcast.
Williams, Jr. later released a statement attempting to explain himself.
The statement said, “Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was.”
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