Hank Williams Jr. will be back on your TV screen when the start of the 2017 NFL season begins. ESPN has decided to bring him back to do their opening promo for their Monday Night Football games. ESPN separated itself from the country singer’s All My Rowdy Friends theme song in 2011 after he made controversial comments about Barack Obama. The sports network has since changed its mind, which isn’t without its own controversy.
Let’s see what people thought of ESPN’s most recent controversial decision.
— Hank Williams, Jr. (@HankJr) June 5, 2017
Bout time! https://t.co/c8eCIsdfAZ
— Marilyn Tucker (@Mari_lynnt) June 5, 2017
Welcome Back @HankJr!
Monday Nights Are For Rowdy Friends
— ZIMA (@CDoubleIPA) June 5, 2017
Never should have been fired. Bless his heart for going back. I wouldn't.
— Aaron Hall (@hallaaron81) June 5, 2017
— Flora Duh (@FloraDuh1) June 5, 2017
ESPN is bringing Hank Williams Jr. back, 6 years after he was dropped for comparing President Obama to Hitler:https://t.co/mRxw9nRQsJ
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 5, 2017
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) June 5, 2017
company brought back hank williams jr. seriously, i don't ever wanna hear a word about no damn liberal agenda ever ever ever again.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) June 5, 2017
Hank Williams is back in football before Colin Kaepernick.
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) June 5, 2017
The other two acts appearing with Hank Williams Jr. in the new MNF open are Jason Derulo and Florida-Georgia Line https://t.co/jGqq7qiBGv
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 5, 2017
Bocephus will be coming up with a whole new theme song this time around for Monday Night Football. But before that debuts in September, here is a look back at the iconic classic.