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Hank Williams Jr. & ESPN Sever “Monday Night Football” Ties

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Hank Williams Jr. and ESPN announced Thursday to sever their “Monday Night Football” ties.

The network had pulled Williams song from the game earlier this week, following his analogy to Adolf Hitler while discussing President Barack Obama on Fox News Monday morning.

Both Williams and ESPN took credit for the decision to ax his intro song.

“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision,” Williams said in a statement to The Associated Press. “By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.”

But ESPN’s statement said: “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.”

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