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Hank Williams Jr. Apologizes For Hitler-Obama Analogy

DALLAS (CBS/AP) -- Hank Williams Jr. is apologizing for using an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama that prompted ESPN to pull his classic intro song to "Monday Night Football.''

Williams posted this statement on Facebook and his website Tuesday apologizing for his actions:

"I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best or Worst of me. The thought of the Leaders of both Parties Jukin and High Fiven on a Golf course, while so many Families are Struggling to get by simply made me Boil over and make a Dumb statement and I am very Sorry if it Offended anyone. I would like to Thank all my supporters. This was Not written by some Publicist." -- Hank Williams Jr

In an interview Monday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends,'' Williams, unprompted, said of Obama's outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: "It'd be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.''

Asked to clarify, Williams said, "They're the enemy,'' adding that by "they'' he meant Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

It is not known if the intro, synonymous with "Monday Night Football'' since 1989, would be used again.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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