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ESPN to Hank Williams:

YOU'RE FIRED

10/6/2011 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hank Williams
The Monday Night party is over for Hank Williams ... ESPN has just fired the singer, days after he compared President Obama to Hitler.

ESPN had already pulled the song from Monday's game while they mulled Williams' fate -- but now, it's permanent.

ESPN released a statement, saying, "We appreciate his contributions over the past years.  The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue."

As we previously reported, Williams went on Fox News earlier this week, and referred to Obama and Joe Biden as "the enemy."

He later called his comments "dumb" -- but never really apologized for saying them.

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1.

Kathy    

Had he made a reference to George Bush being Hitler, he would have gotten a raise.

1077 days ago
2.

Cujeaux    

Good, I'm tired of seeing this guys pubic hair beard.

1077 days ago
3.

wiptidoo    

Typical red neck garbage.

1077 days ago
4.

livereater    

he's absolutely correct that obama is not to be trusted.

1077 days ago
5.

TheHOLETruth    

Now look at what you done gone and done... looks like nobody bought your half-baked PR-cover-your-ass "apology". That'll learn you some'n

1077 days ago
6.

Big D    

Im sure he made a ton of cash from the royalties...he won't be going broke anytime soon

1077 days ago
7.

Jake    

Monday Night Football just wont be the same.

1077 days ago
8.

$$    

so much for free speech in America...

1077 days ago
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silversiren    

I thought this was America! He's not allowed to go on another show and speak his mind? ESPN be damned! Let your voice be heard Hank!

1077 days ago
10.

Mayu    

So he got fired for freedom of speech? He didn't say anything racist, he didn't say anything threatening, he didn't say anything that thousands of Americans haven't said themselves... I mean, say that about any republican and he'd have been lauded as a hero. (personally I think both parties are pieces of crap) but still... this it PC going too far.

1077 days ago
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Bruce    

Why has this country become a nation of "Hurt Feelings"? He said something dumb...like a lot of people do...and it was stupid. But just like a lot of things if we don't like what you said...Your Fired. This is America...say what you will and people STOP GETTING YOUR LITTLE FEELINGS GET IN THE WAY OF EVEYTHING THAT SOMEONE SAYS. IT's childish. We all need to get over it.

1077 days ago
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KimSTLSTYLE     

CONGRATS TO ESPN - The Peoples Station!!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH THIS CONTINUAL LEVEL OF DISRESPECT!!!

True Football fans appreciate you taking that disrespectful, poser off the connect for The BEST GAME IN THE WORLD!!!
GO COTS!!!!
GO RAMS!!!!!
GO KANSAS CITY!!!
GO FALCONS!!!!

1077 days ago
13.

Hobie    

What's wrong with having an opinion these days? Hypersensitive liberals. Hank compared Obama and Boehner golfing to be like Hitler golfing with Netanyahu. He used the comparison to show how opposite they are. Why does everyone act like he said "Obama acts like Hitler?" So ridiculous. Manufactured drama.

1077 days ago
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flamingo    

So much for freedom of speech and freedom of expression in this country. If this isn't an example of how we live in a dictatorship and who really controls this country I don't know what is.

1077 days ago
15.

JiLL1    

What happened to free speech?

1077 days ago
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