6 Years After Being Booted By Obama Comment, Hank Williams Jr Makes Announcement On Monday Night Football


Long-time Monday Night Football viewers are excited for ESPN’s latest announcement – Hank Willliams Jr. is back!

The country music icon was indefinitely suspended from ESPN for comments he made about former President Barack Obama.

Per Independent Journal Review:

In 2011, country music star Hank Williams Jr. related then President Barack Obama going golfing with then Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to Hitler playing golf with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

After 22 years of being the musical voice behind Monday Night Football on ESPN, he had his song pulled.

Although Williams apologized for the comparison, he was pulled from his voice role for Monday Night Football:

Six years after being forced into retirement, ESPN announced when viewers tune in on September 11, they’ll see Williams on the screen.

During an interview with USA Today Tennessee, Stephanie Druley, ESPN Senior Vice President of Events and Studio Production called it a “return to our past,” and said, “it belongs to Monday Night Football.” She added:

“It really is about returning to what fans know. It’s a Monday night party and that’s what we’re all hoping to get back to.”

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Williams is thrilled to be returning, and fans across the nation share his enthusiasm:

Don’t worry, though, the iconic “Are you ready for some football?” line isn’t going anywhere. Williams shared his excitement about the new version with USA Today Tennessee:

“It just immediately gets you psyched for the game you’re going to watch and for football fans, that’s a big deal.”

He related his return to Monday Night Football to the Nashville Predators playing for the Stanley Cup and said he’s “feeling at home.” The country star added:

“I hope there will be some happy people on Monday night again. It feels natural, fulfilling and satisfying at this point when you’ve kind of done it all.”

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