Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hank Williams Jr.'s axe gets the axe after 20 years on MNF

For the first time since 1991, Monday Night Football was not accompanied by a racist, gun-slinging show boater.

No, I'm not talking about Faith Hill!

Hank Williams, Jr. has been axed indefinitely from his MNF gig for controversial slurs that surprised even the FOX News anchors, comparing Obama to Hitler.

Watch Hank falter:

Here's what they played during the broadcast instead of Hank's "Are you ready for some football?!":
Damn, Curtis Painter is a weird looking guy - he's killing it though.

Quoted from ESPN.com:

Williams, whose song "All My Rowdy Friends" has been the Monday Night Football theme on both ABC and ESPN since 1991, told "Fox and Friends" that he thought Speaker of the House John Boehner playing golf with President Obama "would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu ... In the shape this country is in?"

Told by anchor Brian Kilmeade that he didn't understand the analogy, Williams said: "I'm glad you don't, brother, because a lot of people do. They're the enemy." Asked who, Williams said: "Obama. And Biden. Are you kidding? The Three Stooges."

Boehner played golf with Obama in June at the height of the national budget debate in Washington, D.C.

Williams, from Tennessee, has said he would run as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Later in the Fox interview with Williams, anchor Gretchen Carlson told Williams he used the name of one of history's most hated men to describe the President.

"Well that's true. But I'm telling you like it is," Williams said.

Williams has been critical of Obama in the past. He campaigned for Sen. John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin in 2008, even changing the words of one of his songs, "Family Tradition," to blast Obama and the Democrats for the financial crisis the country was facing prior to that year's election.

Full story: ESPN pulls Williams from MNF opening

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