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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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136.

leslie    

WHY IS SUCH A STRONG PC RESPONSE TO HITLER. AT 61 IN THE DAYS I WAS A CHILD THERE WERE A FEW JOKES AROUND USING HITLER'S NAME AND BEHAVIOR. NOW YOU R FIRED FOR A COMMENT. MOST PEOPLE HAS MUCH COMPASSION FOR THE JEWS AND THE UNSPEAKABLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED. COMPLAINTS OVER OBAMA R CERTAINLY OUT THERE. THE IRONIC THING IS THAT SOME PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CONNECTED WITH DRUGS, AND SP0USAL ABUSE AND YET THEY R STILL ON THE JOB. THESE
ACTIONS R MORE RELAVENT THEN A FEW WORDS ON THE HITLER SITUATION.

928 days ago
137.

mamajj    

I forgot to add a few things to my list..NFL players who also rape & beat their wives & girlfriends.

928 days ago
138.

USAF Chick    

This dude wasn't even talking straight...probably had some shots of Jack prior...who knows...

928 days ago
139.

Alex    

Gets fired for speaking the truth . . . Obama hates Jews & hates Israel . . . lets see, who else was like that - Oh yeah a guy named Hitler. History will prove Obama is the worse President that America ever had. He has destroyed the economy, cost millions jobs, sent the U.S. into a tailspin. You idiots who voted for him must be proud!

928 days ago
140.

Kàt    

LMAO No one enjoys hearing the truth. Yes the truth hurts sometimes, but damnit, it's the truth. One just has to learn to deal with it. Furthermore, that's what's wrong with this country: everybody speaks with a lying tongue. So where does that get ya? A country that's dying, because it's based on lies and deception.
Thank you Mr. Williams for speaking the truth. Continue to speak it. Continue to sing it!

928 days ago
141.

J    

Another left wing free speech casualty. And who says liberals aren't bigoted racist liberty crushers. Maybe someone should also be firing some congressional members for referring to the TEA Party a*****ler and racists. Oh never mind the CBC can say anything they are protected because they are black. And we all know only white conservatives are racist.

928 days ago
142.

Smashyb03    

I am not a fan of his... "music"... but this is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure people all over the country, especially celebrities, bashed George Bush the ENTIRE time he was president, and said much more horrible statements. Why is it not okay for people to practice freedom of speech with the current president?

928 days ago
143.

Bob    

Why wouldn't people assume he meant Boehner wa*****ler, and Obama is Netanyahu...? Is it that obvious to everyone who it is that has the Hitler tendencies? Apparently it is obvious to most everyone.

928 days ago
144.

KenH83    

Do you guys proof read your stories before putting them up on your website? Just curious.

928 days ago
145.

MidasRex    

MidasRex to ESPN - No, *you're* fired. I'll re-hire you when you either rehire Hank, or at least be consistent and throw Madonna out (rather than hiring her for halftime show) for comparing previous President's/vice-presidents to Hitler.

Hypocritical hacks.

928 days ago
146.

Don    

If Hank had said the same thing about any Republican it would have been ignored. This is just another example of the lame stream media protecting our fuhrer. I'll continue to watch Monday Night Football and I'll sing "Are you ready for some football" but I will boycott the advertisers.

928 days ago
147.

KIMMY    

It was all very good and well if any one spoke against George B . That was ok, now if you say one note of****ainst this black president your canned you lost most of your meat on the table. Black dictator is all he is. The blacks can use the N word but not whites what the hell is going on here? This is unfair ,we cant say nothing but the blacks can, those who spoke against G.W. got a pat on the back but speak against this dumbo ear frealk and look out. SICK!

928 days ago
148.

Missy    

Good. The disrespect to a President is bad enough,but he referred to he & our VP as the enemy. That's why he used that analogy to Hitler. That cannot be tolerated in this country. Dixie Chicks said they were embarassed by the President, & the right went on a tear and boycott for years. This is far worse.

928 days ago
149.

Erica    

All this hogwash about "what happened to free speech!" Not a damn thing! You can say what you want just don't think that everyone else believes or will settle for hearing it. ESPN, just like any other place, does not (supposedly) represent stupidity, no one with half a brain would. I bet more than half of you keep your lips tight as a pair of too small Levi's when your bosses come around. I double dare you to speak your mind then. What do you think will happen to you?

928 days ago
150.

Erica    

All this hogwash about "what happened to free speech!" Not a damn thing! You can say what you want just don't think that everyone else believes or will settle for hearing it. ESPN, just like any other place, does not (supposedly) represent stupidity, no one with half a brain would. I bet more than half of you keep your lips tight as a pair of too small Levi's when your bosses come around. I double dare you to speak your mind then. What do you think will happen to you?

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