For nearly 20 years Hank Williams Jr. has helped open up Monday night football in the NFL by singing the word's “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night" and now ESPN has pulled their support for the singer after he called President Obama "Hitler."
During his appearance on Fox New's "Fox and Friends" on Monday morning Williams Jr. compared President Obama's golf outing with Speaker of the House John Boehner to “Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.”When asked by host Brian Kilmeade to explain his comment Williams said:
They’re the enemy … Obama! And Biden! Are you kidding? The Three Stooges.”In case you're keeping count Obama + Biden = 2 people, not three, apparently Hank can't count.
In a statement about pulling Hank Williams Jr. from their Monday night football lineup ESPN released the following statement:
While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to “Monday Night Football.” We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.ESPN has not revealed how long they will leave the spots off the air or if the move in permanent.
While I don't agree with every President we've elected into office I have to admit I feel as if Hank Williams Jr. was acting extremely un-American in his Hitler comparison when he should be at least acknowledging the fact that President Obama at this moment in time is still his President.
What do you think about Hank's comment? Did ESPN make the right decision in pulling his Monday night football spot?