Don Cherry Has Reportedly Been Fired

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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 Responses

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

  2. 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’ ??

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. “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.

  5. “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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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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