Don Cherry Has Reportedly Been Fired

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Don Cherry has apparently received the boot from Sportsnet up in Canada:

If you’re not a hockey person, Cherry is the dude who wears the ridiculous suits and sometimes says ridiculous things (like calling the Carolina Hurricanes a “bunch of jerks”). He’s 85 years old, a former NHL player himself who also coached the Boston Bruins in the mid-70s.

Cherry found himself in headlines again because he went on a mini-rant against immigrants a few days ago. Long story short, countries like Canada, Australia, and the UK celebrate something called “Remembrance Day,” which honors armed forces members who died in the line of duty. They wear these symbolic poppy pins, and that was the topic of his comments.

Said Cherry on TV:

He’s basically saying Canadian immigrants are ungrateful. “You people,” etc.

The backlash was strong and now he’s been #canceled.

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18 Comments

  • Millennials Ruin Everything November 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Drop dead woke geeks

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    • Great point November 11, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Great point

      Sincerely,

      US Army Veteran

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      • The storm is here November 11, 2019 at 4:59 pm

        Next thing you know we won’t be able to cowardly insult people anonymously.

        What about us real men?

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    • Michelle t November 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      Fuck your boomer. Do things the right way or we millennials will your ass out !!

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  • esports are the future November 11, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    I had multiple volumes of Don Cherry’s “Rock ’em Sock ’em Hockey” on VHS and they were pretty excellent.

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  • The Dude November 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    We can build a statue of him and then store it in Gritty’s lair next to Kate Smith

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  • D Barr November 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Hogwash . Cherry didn’t mean to ‘offend’ anyone or any group in particular .. .. but what he said was the TRUTH .. there is waaaay too much political correctness these days .. we ‘Know’ Jagmeet’s and Harjan’s grandparents fought alongside the British, (as did mine) .. he was NOT referring to ‘those people’ . he was referring to the ‘brand new’ people who’s grandparents did not fight ‘with us’ but likely against us .. again Hogwash, whatever happened to “Free Speech” and your own ‘Opinion’ ??

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    • Don's Poppy Suit November 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Freedom of Speech (which actually isn’t what they have in Canada for one) doesn’t mean Freedom of Consequences for that speech.

      Derp. Go yell “Fire” in a public place, let me know how that works out for you. He has a history of xenophobia – French-Canadian Quebec-born players, Foreign (specifically Russian) players, and now those awful immigrants who won’t wear Poppy Pins.

      Kick rocks, the guy is who he is. Unconscious bigotry is still bigotry.

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  • Dean Domino November 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I guess nobody told him. It’s verboten to speak ill of certain groups

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  • Innes' Failed Diet November 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Could be worse Don, you could get the low level of immigrants that enter the US from the south. Acting ungrateful would be the least of your worries.

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  • HE TOLD THE TRUTH November 11, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    .

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  • Big Orange Cat November 11, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    “He’s basically saying Canadian immigrants are ungrateful. “You people,” etc.”

    Yes, so what?

    Is it true?

    Apparently yes.

    I heard the whole thing and it was pretty tame. Especially compared tot eh political rants from leftist sports figures. Very tame in fact.

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  • King of the Toys November 11, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    “sometimes says ridiculous things, like calling the Carolina Hurricanes a bunch of jerks”

    jeez i hope they were not too hurt by those vicious comments

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  • Greatest Comment Ever November 11, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I got canceled for far less.

    Sincerely,

    J. Sandusky (retired)

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  • JIMMY THE GREEK November 11, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I agree with him 100%, in both the US and Canada. Tighten immigration laws. If you don’t have a verifiable skill to offer, other than lettuce picker, motel maid, landscaper or dishwasher stay out

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  • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 November 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

    The thought police out in full force in Canada as well I see. Sorry, but wrongthink is not allowed, folks! You must love and embrace (((diversity))) or face the consequences! No room for “intolerance” in Current Year!

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  • Justin Trudeau November 12, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I wore blackface and was re-elected. Just sayin’.

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  • BOB November 12, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Please hire Don Cherry for FOX NFL Sunday. If he thinks Canadian immigrants are ungrateful, I can’t wait to hear his comments on some of the disrespectful fucks that play in the NFL.

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