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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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121.

JJ    

What he meant but was not smart enough to say is "he doesn't like seeing enemies hanging out and act buddy buddy" "it would be like hitler and netanyahu golfing" I guess since he was on Fox he was calling Obama (Hitler) if he had been on MSNBC would he have been calling Boehner (hitler)

1075 days ago
122.

Pat McGroinagin    

A partial list of Democrats, Liberals and Leftists that made Nazi references regarding Republicans and Geo. W Bush......Jerrold Nadler, Paul Krugman, Move On. org (George Soros), Al Gore, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Moore, Jesse Jackson, Judge Guido Calabresi, Barbra Streisand, Cindy Sheehan, Robert F Kennedy Jr, ted Turner, Harry belafonte, Julian Bond, Nancy Pelosi, Sam Gibbons, Tom Lantos, George Miller, Denny Farrell, Steve Cohen, Ed Schultz, Keith Ellison, **** Durbin, D L Hughley, and Robert KKK Byrd. This is a partial list, I could go on. Whether Hank Jr. deserved to be fired is up to ESPN,but they show their hypocrisy once again. Can anyone out there show where any of the above were ever held responsible for their statements?......Naw..I didn't think so, because Hank Jrs statements are a stupid as the above. Double standard ? you betcha...once again little liberal trolls are led around by their ignorant little noses....

1075 days ago
123.

json    

When did we become a communist country, where you get fired for your comments ? Its a tragedy when you cant speak your mind regarding obama and biden they are garabge and all about themselves !!!

Hey why dont they fire me for being american

1075 days ago
124.

K Jenki    

Love Hank and he is right.
Obummer is the enemy of the Country.
Tell ESPN to stuff it!
I won'*****ch any more!!

1075 days ago
125.

Jeff Dranetz    

First Megan Fox, now Hank Williams Jr. Is "Hitler" the new "N-word". What if he had said, Ho Chi Min and Gen. Westmoreland, or Kaiser Wilhelm and Woodrow Wilson, or Napoleon and Louis the 16th, or our present day Pope Benedict and Crusade era Islamic Gen. Saladin. Richard the Lion Hearted and Saddam Hussein. Has it really come to this?

1075 days ago
126.

pluv    

Shouldn't he be endorsing Nascar?

1075 days ago
127.

latonya    

RACIST BASTARD

1075 days ago
128.

Mr. Spooge    

Wow. ESPN is a part of ABC. ABC takes their marching orders from the White House.

I guess I'll find something else to watch on Monday nights...

Hank NEVER compared to Obama to Hitler, no matter how close Obama comes to it...

1075 days ago
129.

Pat    

ESPN, MAN UP. What ever happened to freedom of speech. It's OK to bash Bush but say any reference to Obama and it racist.

1075 days ago
130.

hank    

he quit he did not get fired!!!!!!

"After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision," he wrote. "By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It's been a great run."

1075 days ago
131.

Daryl Criss    

**** ESPN

1075 days ago
132.

Jon    

He did not compare him to Hitler. He made an analogy showing what polar opposites Boehner and Obama are. I guess I shouldn't expect people who work for TMZ to actually understand that.

1075 days ago
133.

johnny drama    

he should apologize to Hitler. The man was a compeent executive, no comparison to a total doof like Obama.

1075 days ago
134.

mamajj    

So let me get this straight, NFL players can go to jail for dog fighting, fire arms, DUIs, drugs & all be welcomed back w/open arms & millions of dollars but Hank exercises his right to freedom of speech & he gets fired? What has happened to this country? Criminals are glorified & people who speak their minds are vilified. It's a shame.

1075 days ago
135.

CountryGal    

Libtards don't even understand they are completely allowing the government and media to control them just like Hitler controlled Germans. No guns to protect yourself, no jokes, no eating or drinking what you want, no freedom of speech, no jobs so you are REALLY vulnerable.Don't you all see what's happening?? You may think it's funny and cute now but wait till it gets worse. It's actually very scary.

1075 days ago
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