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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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226.

BouncersSuck    

@ DB

Thanks DB for an even keeled attempt at explaination of status quo. I respect that.

These guidelines are designed for another time. Employers shouldn't, and in reality do not, have the power to dictate personal opinion. Whether on the job or not.

If you are in a job as a PR spokesperson, yeah, I could see it. But in general, no. People are entitled to their opinion at all times.

How you express it, does matter. And Hank gave an interview and expressed his feelings civilly and peacefully.

Big Poppa

1082 days ago
227.

tessa    

ESPN can KMA.

1082 days ago
228.

Dani    

Why should he apologize? Last time I checked this is a free country and we all have the right of free speech. THe liberals in this country really need to (1) listen to everything that's said before moaning and(2) get a sense of humor.

1080 days ago
229.

KIMMY    

You watch baby, Now it will be some B BOPPIN RAP music take the place of that kick ass song. It will be sick like yo man and all of the disrespectful BS most blacks love to put at ya and want you to eat it and like it! Suck!

1080 days ago
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