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In 2011, ESPN fired Hank Williams Jr.. Six years later, ESPN is bringing the country music star back.
According to Cindy Watts of USA Today, ESPN is bringing Williams back to once again provide the intro song for their “Monday Night Football” broadcast.
ESPN fired Williams in 2011, and pulled his “Are You Ready for Some Football?” song from their broadcast, after he made remarks comparing then-President Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler.
Williams was a guest on “Fox and Friends” to discuss the 2012 presidential race. When the topic of Obama playing golf with then-House Speaker John Boehner came up, Williams compared Obama to Hitler.
“That would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu. Not hardly. In the shape this country is in?” Williams said at the time.
ESPN later announced they had decided “to part ways” with Williams. However, Williams later claimed he quit, saying in a statement that ESPN had “stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech.”
Here is one of the final performances from Williams before he was let go: