The controversial country singer Hank Williams Jr., who parted ways with ESPN six years ago after comparing Barack Obama to Hitler, has returned to the network’s Monday Night Football with a performance alongside Jason Derulo and Florida Georgia Line.
The three acts debuted a revamp of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” on Monday, which had served as MNF’s intro song to ESPN’s sports broadcast for more than 20 years before Williams’ six-year hiatus.
“Monday Night Football has the most famous music video in sports television. It’s time to bring it back,” Stephanie Druley, the network’s senior vice president for events and studio production, told The Washington Post after Williams’ return was announced.
The newly-recorded song was played before the MNF game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.
Watch the revamped song’s music video below.
The new MNF theme – yikes pic.twitter.com/w50PuUVdFv
— The Spun (@TheSpun) September 11, 2017