Hank Williams Jr. offered an apology on Tuesday for comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, a move that caused ESPN to pull his Monday Night Football opening song.
On his official Facebook page Williams Jr. says politics and sports “got the best or worst of me.”
In his apology Williams wrote:
“The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin and high fiven on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement,” adding, “I am very sorry if it offended anyone.”
Hank Williams Jr. and his “All My Rowdy Friends” song have opened Monday Night Football on Monday for two decades.
After pulling the opening song spot ESPN said 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.”
On Monday night Williams had also released a statement through his publicist that read:
“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. They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the president.”
I personally don’t believe Hank Williams Jr. respects the office of the President based off his comments, at least not when his own guy isn’t serving as President, what do you think?