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Hank Williams Jr. performs before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

ESPN is bringing back Hank Williams Jr six years after he compared Obama to Hitler


ESPN is set to bring country rocker Hank Williams Jr. back to "Monday Night Football" after his song was cut from the show six years ago for comparing then-President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. 

The new version of Williams' song, "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night," will debut Sept. 11. The original had been on broadcasts since 1989.

The song was a reworked version of Williams' "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," released in October 1984 as the second single from the album "Major Moves."

Hank Williams Jr - All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight (Official Music Video)

WATCH | The original music video for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"

"I think it’s a return to our past in that it’s such an iconic song associated with football,” Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s senior vice president of events and studio production, told The Tennessean. "It was the original. It belongs to Monday Night Football. It really is about returning to what fans know. It's a Monday night party, and that's what we're all hoping to get back to."

Williams is excited that he'll get to dust off his old signature song line. 

"I never said, ‘Are you ready for some football’ on stage one time the last five or six years, but I will now,” said the country singer. “I’m feeling at home and it’s a real good thing.”

Williams' song was originally cut after he compared a golf outing between Obama and then House Speaker John Boehner, saying that the "golf summit" was a huge mistake.

"It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu," said Williams.

When asked on Fox explain his comments, Williams said Obama and Vice President Biden were "the enemy."

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