October 4th, 2011 By Danny Cross | News | Posted In: Music, Sports, News, 2011 Election, Congress

MNF: Hank Williams Jr., Out; Jello Biafra In?


Not that anyone really gives a [expletive] what Hank Williams, Jr., thinks about politics, but the country singer has gotten himself canned from Monday Night Football for saying insensitive things about subjects he doesn't know that much about. Williams yesterday told Fox & Friends that John Boehner's golf game with President Obama was "one of the biggest political mistakes ever," comparing it to “Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu,” and then explaining that Obama and Joe Biden are “the enemy.”

ESPN released the following statement:

While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast.

Williams has in the past expressed interest in running for a Senate seat in Tennessee. Anyone taking 2:1 that his campaign slogan would be “A Country Boy Can Survive”?

Hank Williams III feels like most of us do about our fathers: “My dad should not talk politics.” Williams III says the only person worthy of mixing his political views and politics is Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra.

Imagine how ESPN producers could hype up a football audience using this song:

10.04.2011 at 01:44 Reply

While no one would suggest that Baby Hank can't say what he wants he must realize that there are consequences to Freedom of Speech.
How many others have been canned for the Hitler reference?(Does Marge Schott ring a bell Cincy?) If he's too stupid to pick up on that he deserves to be fired.
Oh well, another redneck bites the dust. I guess he be joining Palin and Bachman on the TeaBagger Reunion Tour


10.04.2011 at 03:43

Yeah,Hank. "In the country the shape is in". Maybe they should interview him when he's sober, or better yet, let a REAL news organization interview him instead of FOX. But then again he that won't fly. Dittoheads aren't comfortable outside their FOX cocoon.


10.04.2011 at 10:32

"Maybe they should interview him when he's sober"

ok, when would that be?