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Hank Williams, Jr. to ESPN: “You Can’t Fire Me, Cuz I QUIT!”

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Hank Williams’ comments comparing President Barack Obama to the likes of Hitler earlier this week have officially hit snowball status. At first, the country singer’s remarks caused ESPN to pull Williams’ famous “Are You Ready For Some Football” intro from Monday’s game. Williams then later called his remarks dumb, but never really apologized for what he said, and this morning ESPN had their own remarks for Hank: “You’re fired.

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.”

But wait! There is controversy! Williams has fired back (no pun intended) saying that he wasn’t fired by ESPN, because HE QUIT!

Hank released this statement:

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.

[via TMZ]

Call me selfish, but I’m just pissed that my Monday Night Football anthem has been taken away over yet another case of sensitive political comments. I have a feeling I’m not alone either being that numerous bloggers, tweeters and even Hank Williams’ own son Hank the III also seem to agree on one thing. Musicians should stick to music, and politicians should stick to politics.

I can care less if Hank was fired or if he actually quit. My question is this: Now that Hank is out, who should step in to fulfill the Monday Night Football intro duties?

My vote is for Kid Rock. What about you?


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