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This is definitely not the kind of change Hank Williams Jr. was hoping to incite when he threw common sense to the wind and compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler this week, but it's the kind of change he's getting.
Neither Hank nor his iconic theme song will be returning to ESPN's Monday Night Football.
And since he seems to be on something of a roll, not even Williams' parting of ways with the sports net is without its controversy…
Because just as ESPN announced that they have decided to sever their relationship with Williams, and will no longer open game night with "All My Rowdy Friends," the singer took to his website and claimed the decision to cut ties was all his.
"We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr.," ESPN said. "We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue."
But the singer, whose tune has opened the gridiron festivities since 1991, was singing a different tune.
In a posting on his site, Hank said that in the wake of ESPN suspending use of his song for a week, it was he who made the decision to permanently yank the tune.
"After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision," he wrote. "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."
So much for that apologetic spirit.
No musical replacement has yet been named.