Last week, Hank Williams Jr. was on Fox and Friends where he made some comment comparing Obama to Hitler. Oh, that’s just Hank Williams being Hank Williams, right? Initially, ESPN reacted by just pulling the Hank Williams composed opening theme song for a single Monday Night Football, and now they’ve announced they’re permanently ending their relationship with Williams.
What? For one, it’s not like comparing Obama to Hitler is original or even shocking at this point. It’s pretty much the go-to thing when you get someone going who’s not a fan of the president. Plus, it’s Hank Williams, Jr. Plus, it’s football. Does ESPN really think NFL fans are going to be clutching their pearls all like “Oh goodness me! I can’t believe someone as wholesome as Hank Williams Jr. would say that!” Pulling the song once is an expected knee-jerk network reaction, but fire him all together?
“We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr.,” the network 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.”