I’m not a football fan (or any type of sports fan) but I do know that Hank Williams Jr.’s song opened Monday Night Football since forever.  Anyway, ESPN yanked his song Monday night because Williams had the audacity to speak his mind on Fox & Friends yesterday morning by saying that President Obama playing golf with John Boehner was like Adolf Hitler playing golf with Benjamin Netanayhu.  When I heard the remark, I took it to mean two arch enemies.  (As I’m usually very outspoken when it comes to left wing actors and performers giving their opinions about politics, I’m not sure why Williams was even asked about politics but he was.)

Williams issued the following statement yesterday.  “Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was. They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.  Every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists – but there’s never a backlash – no outrage to those comparisons… Working class people are hurting – and it doesn’t seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry. Something has to change. The policies have to change.”

Now I don’t know what kind of contract Williams has with ESPN, but I find it amazing that it can breach a contract because someone doesn’t agree with President Obama’s policies.   How many people who called George W. Bush a Nazi or depicted him with a Hitler-style mustache lost, what I’m guessing is, a very lucrative contract?

Like anything else, if people don’t like what Williams said, and having his song played by ESPN somehow offends their sensibilities, then they shouldn’t watch Monday Night Football.