ESPN to Hank Williams, Jr.: You're Fired!!!!

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Hank Williams, Jr., has officially been fired by ESPN, ending the country crooner's 22-year run as the singer of the network's Monday Night Football intro theme.

His recent of comparison of President Obama to Hitler was the cause.

ESPN already pulled Hank's song from Monday's game as they mulled Williams' fate, but has now decided to cut ties with him permanently. The network said:

"We appreciate his contributions over the past years, however, the success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue."

Ouch. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Hank also called Obama and Joe Biden "the enemy" and "the three stooges" (he did not reveal the third stooge's identity).

Minutes after getting canned, Williams dubiously tried to claim HE LEFT his easy, famous, high-paying gig at ESPN, saying in a statement, "I have made MY decision."

The irate singer adds, "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.”

Like so many, Williams apparently does not understand the First Amendment.

This right allows him to say what he likes without fear of persecution, yes. It does not, however, preclude a private company from firing him for being a dumbass.

Sorry, Hank. Herman Cain would agree with us, here: Blame yourself.

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This is still America right? Even when we don't agree with the way someone says something, they do have a right to express their opinion! I agree that just because as an American you don't like Obama, or anyone else who is of color doesn't make you a racist - I am sick of people using that card whenever someone says something against the President. Other presidents have been ridiculed during their presidencies. That is the nature of the beast when you have freedom of speech!

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BTW I'm sure if it hadn't been a comment about barrack osama, he would of eventually been forgiven. >:(. They fired him!!!! What Bull seriously.

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Wow, it doesn't make him a racist for expressing his opinion on a "president" who deceived us all. people are always so quick to throw the racist label. Obama promised alot of things that he has not even been close to accomplishing. Oh but he makes sure to keep his promises to himself about vacations and who knows what else. I know being president musnt be the easiest thing BUT there have been GOOD presidents who have actually done good for the country, so it's not impossible. He's a lame "president" in my opinion. And that's putting it lightly. And no I am not racist. I love all kinds of people,genders, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs. I find it hypocritical to favor one over the other since we are all humans.

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Ain't too many things worst than letting your mouth get your a@ss in trouble!!

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I think that Hank Williams was out of line for his statements but he is right in the fact that he does freedom of speech. I personally do not agree with his statements. As far as the healthcare bill and the current state of the country, Obama can not do anything without Congress' approval. Even if he tries to do something for the country, Congress stops it in its track. So it looks like that Obama is at fault.

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Just because you don't like obama, it doesn't mean you are racist. Williams was a fool and clearly showed it, but don't try and say that everyone who blames Obama is racist because it isn't true.

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Everyone wants to put the blame of all the problems on President Obama. They must remember Bush started the down fall. And the poor just can not continue to take care of this country. Racist people should learn what to say and when to say it.