NASHVILLE – Not only did ESPN fire Hank Williams Jr. today – the Obama Administration had him deported to Cuba.
ESPN has officially pulled Hank Williams Jr.’s theme song from NFL games – permanently.
ESPN released a statement, saying, “We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue.”
In an interview Monday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” Williams, unprompted, said of Obama’s outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: “It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.”
Asked to clarify, Williams said, “They’re the enemy,” adding that by “they” he meant Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Williams later called his comments dumb — but never really apologized for saying them.
On his own website, Williams said he was the one who made the decision.
“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision,” he wrote. “By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, 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.”
That got the attention of the White House. “We can’t have people in the United States comparing the President to Hitler. It could be dangerous,” said a source close to Jay Carney, The White House Press Secretary.
“The Obama Administration has decided to have Hank Williams Jr. deported for an indeterminate period of time,” said the source. “We picked Cuba because we think Hank can learn to love and appreciate a totalitarian state. It will be good for him.”
Williams, through his publicist, said on Monday: “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.”
Well, now he can respect Fidel Castro in Cuba.