Hank Williams Jr. is coming back to Monday Night Football.
Monday, ESPN announced that Hank Williams Jr. will be returning to Monday Night Football with his anthem ‘All My Rowdy Friends’ for the 2017 season. Williams’ song was taken off the air back in 2011.
Why, you ask? Williams made disparaging comments about then-president Barack Obama, comparing him to Adolf Hitler.
Here’s the article from ESPN back in 2011.
Williams compared Obama to Adolf Hitler on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” show Monday morning.
ESPN, in a statement, said: “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’s video of Williams’ interview, if you’re interested:
It remains to be seen how NFL fans will react to the network’s decision to bring Williams back.