ESPN has decided to pull the plug on Hank Williams Jr. for good after he made waves with political statements regarding President Barack Obama. ESPN previously took his now-famous "Are You Ready For Some Football?" opening song to Monday Night Football off the air but in a statement released on Thursday ESPN announced that they are parting ways with Williams.
"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."
Williams criticized a "golf summit" between Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and Ohio governor John Kasich saying, "It would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu, OK?," adding that Obama and Biden are "the enemy." Here's video of his comments on FOX.
Hank Williams Jr.'s "Are You Ready For Some Football?" has been the opening sequence on Monday Night Football for 23 seasons.