Hank Williams Jr. is entrance behind to “Monday Night Football” 6 years after ESPN forsaken a nation thespian for his comments about President Barack Obama.
ESPN executive Stephanie Druley told USA Today Network-Tennessee that a new chronicle of Williams’ longtime “MNF” thesis and a “are we prepared for some football” catchphrase will entrance before a initial regular-season Monday night diversion — a Sept. 11 matchup between a New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.
USA Today reports Williams filmed a new uncover opener in Nashville on Sunday.
ESPN forsaken Williams in 2011 after he compared Obama golfing with then-House Speaker John Boehner to Adolf Hitler golfing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Druley says she’s not endangered about any backlash. ESPN didn’t immediately respond to a ask for serve comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.