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Monday Night Football

Hank Williams Jr. Benched

For Comparing Obama to Hitler

10/3/2011 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Monday Night Football will not begin with the words, "Are you ready for some football?" -- ESPN is yanking Hank Williams Jr's famous theme song tonight ... after he compared President Obama to Hitler.

Williams Jr. went on Fox & Friends this morning and criticized President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner for playing a round of golf together -- saying, "That's like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu."

He later said Obama and Joe Biden are "the enemy."

ESPN told CBS Sports -- which broke the story -- "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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1.

DJo    

What has happened to 'freedom of speech'? Does it only pertain to those who support our current administration? I may not like the comparison to Hitler, but he has the right to say it.

1061 days ago
2.

Tom    

Are you ready for stupidity in the whitehouse?....You already have it!!!

1061 days ago
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Narn    

You have got to be kidding me. I guess I won't be watching any more Monday night games. Paleeeeese!

1061 days ago
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DeeWA2010    

I am REALLY bummed, I watch MNF just to hear that song, BUT GOOD FOR ESPN!!! FOX??? eeewwww....

1061 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

i was sick and tired of hearing the same old act from this dummy on the pre-game.

1061 days ago
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CelebJustice    

And yet liberal hate mongers have said the same and worse about former President Bush. Go figure... so sick of the
hate spewing, hypocritical liberals.

1061 days ago
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Jenny    

He is just telling the truth. Sorry liberals.

1061 days ago
8.

LAunited    

What kind of self respecting red neck man w/ a mullet haircut, cowboy hat and leather vest wears a ring on his index finger?

1061 days ago
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DeeWA2010    

RE: other comments (some) There is the right to FREE SPEECH, but if you have a LUCRITIVE CONTRACT where you represent a company that caters to ALL RACES & POLITICAL parties, you HAVE to watch what you say... DUH!

1061 days ago
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Jenny    

The only dumbass is the big "O". GOP let's take over and stop this nonsense. Ron Paul 2012

1061 days ago
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Jenny    

He is speaking the truth. He is what he is. Enough said!!!!!!

1061 days ago
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smevic    

He has every right to utilize his right to free speech just as ESPN can exercise their right to hire and fire whomever they wish.

1061 days ago
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Tinalouise    

What an a-hole douchebag!! What has HE done lately anyhow besides MNF? He hasn't had a hit song on the radio in 20 years, time to go back and crawl under the rock you came out of. Typical Fox News lover.

1061 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

How come you folks didn't to this to chromosome 13 Bush? We're experiencing the results of his actions. Yet you build a library for someone who butchers the english language. Your comparison is wrong about President Obama. If he were anything like Hitler, all white people would be dead.

1061 days ago
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sem    

Wow, such a shocker coming from another uneducated, racist, redneck republican....NOT.

1061 days ago
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