All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Back! Hank Williams Jr. Back On ‘MNF’

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Hank Williams Jr. is coming back to “Monday Night Football” after ESPN parted ways with him six years ago following remarks he made about Barack Obama, The Tennessean reports.

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Hank Williams Jr. performs at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson produced by Blackbird Presents at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 16: Hank Williams Jr. performs at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson produced by Blackbird Presents at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

“Are You Ready For Some Football is BACK. Yes, tune in Monday Nights to @ESPN for some Bocephus,” Williams tweeted Monday. (RELATED: Hank Williams Jr.: Obama-Boehner Golf Match Like ‘Hitler Playing Golf With Netanyahu’)

“I never said, ‘Are you ready for some football’ on stage one time the last five or six years, but I will now,” the legendary country singer explained. “I’m feeling at home and it’s a real good thing … It’s kind of like the Nashville Predators playing for the Stanley Cup, it’s like ‘Wow.'”

“I think it’s a return to our past in that it’s such an iconic song associated with football,” ESPN’s Stephanie Druley said. “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.”

The video — which will air before Monday night games during the 2017 season — was shot Sunday in Nashville. The new version of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here On Monday Night” debuts Sept. 11 before the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings take the field.

ESPN cut Williams from the show in 2011 after he made comments about Obama and John Boehner’s “golf summit” during his appearance on Fox News when he compared the moment to Hitler playing golf with Benjamin Netanyahu.

The song — which is a rendition of one of his biggest hits “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” — first made its debut during the 20th anniversary season of “MNF” in 1989.

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