ESPN Pulls Hank Williams, Disinvites Rowdy Friends

10.03.11 6 years ago 189 Comments

Hank Williams is under fire after appearing on “Fox and Friends,” where he compared Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler and displayed an inability to count beyond the number two. In response, ESPN has pulled Williams’s “Monday Night Football” theme song from tonight’s telecast, saying in 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.

No word on whether this is a permanent thing or a one-week wrist-slap until the inevitable, insincere “I was taken out of context” non-apology, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed for the former. And you have to admit that the timing for this is appropriate: nothing about tonight’s Colts-Bucs game can be called “A MONDAY NIGHT PARTAYYYYYY!!!!”

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