Hank Williams Jr. fired from ESPN, no longer ready for football

Pin it

Hank Williams Jr enjoys a cigar with all his rowdy friends.

"Godwin's Law" states that the longer a conversation goes on, the faster the probability of a comparison to Hitler approaches. Sadly, Hank Williams Jr. didn't need very long to get there.

The repercussions of Williams' appearance on Fox and Friends this past Monday (where he compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler) have come in the form of his release from ESPN's "Monday Night Football" intro. The country western star attempted to save his job apologize for his statement the next day, via some super folksy talkin'.

"The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin' and high five'n on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement."

However, once word came down this morning that ESPN would sever their relationship with ol' Hank, and that no amount of dropped "g"s would change, that he sang a much different tune. 

"After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. 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."

Despite the supposed violation of "first amendment freedom of speech", Football will have to soldier on without the southern-fried gaffes of Hank Williams. Also, I dare you NOT to hear Kenny Powers voice when you read that last quote.