‘Monday Night Football’ Drops Hank Williams Jr. Theme Permanently: Afternoon Drive Home
Monday Night Football may never be the same after this move. Earlier in the week, Hank Williams, Jr. was on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel and said that President Obama and Speaker Boehner playing golf was the same as “Hitler playing golf with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” ESPN pulled the opening theme from the Monday edition of ‘Monday Night Football.’
Now ESPN has flushed it.
ESPN released a statement, saying:
We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of ‘Monday Night Football’ has always been about the games, and that will continue.
Sounds like ESPN fired him, but Williams says it was him who decided to pull the plug. In a statement on his website, he said, “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made my decision. By pulling my opening Oct. 3, you 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.”
Do you think that this was the right thing to do for ESPN/Hank Williams Jr. or should they have done something different? Is it an infringement of freedom of speech? Let us know what you think...