via New York Daily News
Hank Williams Jr. won’t be ready for some football this Monday night.
ESPN bounced Williams’ trademark opening “Are you ready for some football?” after the longtime voice of Monday Night Football’s theme song, after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler.
“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,” an ESPN spokesman wrote in an email to the Daily News.
“We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”
The award-winning country singer made the controversial comparison in an interview on Fox and Friends Monday morning in a bizarre chat about politics.