"Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood," said the singer Hank Williams Jr. in a statement released tonight.
Williams responded to ESPN pulling his song "All my friends My Rowdy", broadcast Monday Night Football tonight, featuring Indianapolis Colts face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in response to some rather pointed language about Obama - Hitler has been invoked - that Williams used earlier in the day.
Fox & Friends Williams expressed regret that the Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, played golf with President Obama, compared to "Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu In ...
form in this country is that? "
One of the anchors, Brian Kilmeade, said he did not understand the analogy.
"I'm glad no, brother, because many people do," said Williams. "They are the enemy."
Who is the enemy?
"Obama," said Williams. "And Biden. Are you kidding? The Three Stooges."
Williams lamented how "polarization" of the country. In that sense, anchor Gretchen Carlson said that it had compared the president to Hitler.
"Well, yes. But I say, as it is," said Williams.
In a statement ESPN - a sister organization of the ABC - said: "As Hank Williams Jr. is an employee of ESPN, we recognize that it is closely related to our company through the opening of Monday Night Football. We are very disappointed for their comments, and therefore we decided to open broadcast tonight. "
"All My Rowdy Friends" was the theme of Monday Night Football since 1991.
Williams said in his speech this evening: "My analogy is extreme - but it was to make a point. I was just trying to explain how I felt stupid - how ridiculous is that the pairing. They are polar opposites and it made no sense. They do not see eye to eye and never will be. I have always respected the president's office.
"Every time the media brings tea party is portrayed as a racist and extremist elements - but it never Strikes Back - those comparisons do not anger," Williams said. "The working class touch - and does not seem to worry anyone when both parties are high-fiving the ninth hole, when everyone else is without a job -.. It makes a lot of us angry Something has to change the policy must change." .