Hank Williams Jr. Obama Video: Comments Cause MNF Ban Oct 3 2011
Hank Williams Jr. Will Not Appear in the Opening Credits of Monday Night Football on October 3, 2011 Because of Comments about Barack Obama. What Did He Say? Here is Video
If you watch the October 3, 2011 edition of Monday Night Football, you might be asking yourself one question: where is Hank Williams Jr.?
The country singer has been an MNF fixture for years, but he won't appear on the Oct. 3, 2011 edition of Monday Night Football because of comments he made about US president Barack Obama.
What Did Hank Williams Jr. Say About Obama?
Williams appeared on Fox & Friends and spoke about the "golf summit" between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Williams Jr. said it was "one of the biggest political mistakes political mistakes ever. That turned a lot of people off."
"It would be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli leader Benjamin] Netanyahu," said Williams Jr.
He then went on to say Obama and Biden were "the enemy."
ESPN addressed the Hank Williams Jr. comments in a statement:
“While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”
Here is the Hank Williams Jr. Obama Comments Video