Hank Williams, Jr. Pulled From Monday Night Football For Hitler Comment (UPDATED)
Hank Williams, Jr. compared President Obama to Hitler on Fox & Friends, and that did not go over well with ESPN. The sports channel issued this 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.”
UPDATE: TMZ has an exclusive on the follow-up with Williams, who says he was misunderstood.
Williams Jr. says, “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.”
He continues, “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.”Click here for reuse options!
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