ESPN has sacked Hank Williams Jr. based on his comments during a Fox News interview. In them, he said John Boehner and Barack Hussein Obama playing golf is like “Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu.”
Democratic member of Congress Gerry Connolly claimed racism as the left often does whenever anyone is critical of the President. Connolly tweeted: “Hank Williams Jr 's comparison of @BarackObama w/ Hitler reflects racist hatred that has no place in our polity. Glad @ESPN #MNF pulled him”
Williams apologized after his comments saying they were “dumb” and that he was sorry if anyone was offended. ESPN still pulled his intro to Monday night football.
Here is the interview:
Williams went into the studio and wrote a song, Keep the Change, about the experience. It is available for a limited time for free as a download on his website.