Hank Williams Jr. Gone From ESPN’s ‘MNF’

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Hank Williams Jr. will no longer sing the words “Are you ready for some football?” on Monday nights on ESPN.

Each side claimed Thursday it had decided to part ways after Williams’ tune opened “Monday Night Football” for more than two decades. The network had pulled the intro for this week’s game after the country singer used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama on Fox News on Monday morning.

Williams issued a statement Monday night insisting his remarks were misunderstood, then apologized Tuesday.

ESPN says: “We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr.”

But in a statement to The Associated Press, Williams says: “I have made MY decision. … Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE.”

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Lisa Baskin-Corl says:

October 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Why do these celebrities think they can say things like that and get away with it. That in itself, is a horrible thing
to say about anyone and to say it about the President is offensive and scurrilous.

Warren Harmon says:

October 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Because most of us feel the same! So take your ESPN and go to hell, I am ready for Hank Williams Jr anytime and want to see oBOMa OUT OF HERE.

Rey Chavez says:

October 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Classy Homebrew, really classy…..I’m sure you and Hank and his rowdy friends will have quite the little redneck party