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Hank Williams Jr. Bashes Obama, Pulled From Monday Night Football

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Remember when the Dixie Chicks made an off-the-cuff remark about President George W. Bush shortly after he decided to invade Iraq?  After Natalie Maines announced ‘We’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas,’ fans began burning and smashing CDs, while radio stations dropped their records from rotation.  Now, Hank Williams Jr. is seeing fans react to comments that he recently made about President Barrack Obama.

According to Taste Of Country, Hank Williams Jr. compared President Barrack Obama to Adolf Hitler on Monday morning’s episode of ‘Fox and Friends.’ The statement caused ESPN to yank the singer’s classic ‘Monday Night Football’ intro from last night’s broadcast.

During his interview Taste Of Country reported that Williams commented on Obama’s golf game with House Speaker John Boehner, who is a Republican. Williams said, “It’d be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.”

When the show’s hosts asked the country star to further clarify those remarks, he said, “They’re the enemy,” and by “they,” he meant Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. “Obama! Biden! Are you kidding? The Three Stooges!” Williams said.

The Monday Night Football theme, based on his hit ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,’ has been used at the start of every game since 1989.

ESPN responded to Hank’s comments by stating that:

“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.”

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