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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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46.

The Love Sponge    

Are ready for some Hitler? Siege Heil!

1124 days ago
47.

Anon    

If a Republican wins the White House, there's a part of me that cannot wait to see how a GOP president is treated after what they have said about this president from day one.

1124 days ago
48.

Lene    

Whadda ya want from an ignorant redneck? Nuff said.

1124 days ago
49.

B!tch, Please    

Only fitting as ESPN really stands for Elitist and Shortsighted Programming Network. Thanks for freeing up my Monday night! I'll watch baseball instead.

1124 days ago
50.

Hank Fan    

But its ok for the Libs to talk trash about Bush F them Hank has a right to speak his mind just like everyone else but is a a lib dose not like it its the end of the world F you libs

1124 days ago
51.

Bo Jenkins    

Please. A black guy says that against Bush, he would be banned from life. Kanye West anyone? That is racial, sick and sad. He is another spoiled trust fund baby sucking on Daddy's fame. The right wing are losing their minds. Selfish and greedy. Just wait till most lose all their money in stock market in next month.

1124 days ago
52.

robert    

the truth hurts

1124 days ago
53.

Barb    

Williams is just another Right Wing parrot, who waves the flag but has absolutely no idea or knowledge what it really stands for or of knows anything about American history, except what he is told and repeats. It's sad.

1124 days ago
54.

MyOpinionOnly    

Typical hate speech from a deep down south redneck. Funny how its all about how Obama is "ruining" us when there wasn't a peep about the last Pres that actually DID run this country into the ground. I am so sick and tired of all this hypocrisy going around! Obama is doing the best he can considering that not one of those pasty white guys in Congress is willing to do ANYTHING to help this country. They WANT him to fail so they can blame him for it. Well guess what? You can't have it both ways! Bonehead and McDonaldConnell need to get their heads out of their butts and realize that their constant NO strategy is what is killing this country! Extreme views on either side have no place running our country and do not make us better. If you think I'm wrong, then check out all the Rep governors who want to take away women's rights, voting rights, labor rights, take down regulation that is protecting the consumers. And then they have the nerve to stand up and ask Obama where are the jobs???? Where are they Congress? Where is the plan to take us beyond the crisis we are in? Yeah, that's what I thought...silence. All the while large corporations that are harming our environment like oil and coal continue to pour money into the coffers of the Reps they can buy off for their extreme far right agenda. This tea party/Rep party is going to take us down into the dark ages once again. They want to force their views on everyone and will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Sorry but Obama is not the enemy here. But hey, it's only MY opinion.

1124 days ago
55.

Charlie Sheen    

Hank supports Herman Cain for president.. you do know Cain is black? not a halfbreed like Obama.. How is that racist? I can't wait to here your liberal spin.

1124 days ago
56.

Ldawg    

It's OK for libs to call anyone any name or hang them in effigy but how dare someone criticize Barry O? Obama is purposely trying to destroy the country and needs to be removed from office. Wake up people Obama must be stopped.

1124 days ago
57.

The Love Sponge    

OK! I'm going to exercise mt freedom of speech. I like Satan. Hail Satan

1124 days ago
58.

SpeakTheWord    

If he said it about Bush and Cheney he would get to sing live before the game....

1124 days ago
59.

Susie Q    

I love his music, but he seems s**tfaced to me and should have been sobered up beforet his interview. It's pretty funny.

1124 days ago
60.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Those ****z on the view spent 7 years calling BUSH anything and everything they could get away with including Hitler and ABC, parent of ESPN did jack squat. That's why millions today are cancelling their ESPN today like I DID. I don't PAY for Obama propaganda channels.

1124 days ago
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