DON CHERRY FIRED BY SPORTSNET OVER ‘YOU PEOPLE’ RANT
Sportsnet has confirmed that Don Cherry has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada over recent remarks that caused uproar.
Cherry, 85, had singled out new immigrants in Toronto and Mississauga, Ont., where he lives, for not honouring Canada’s veterans and dead soldiers.
“You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said Saturday night on “Coach’s Corner,” a popular segment on Hockey Night in Canada. READ MORE
DON CHERRY FIRED FOR OFFENSIVE COMMENTS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS
Don Cherry was fired by Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada after his rant about immigrants and poppies aired during the latest segment of “Coach’s Corner,” the network announced Monday.
“Sports brings people together – it unites us, not divides us. Following further discussions with Don Cherry after Saturday night’s broadcast, it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down,” Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley said in a statement. “During the broadcast, he made divisive remarks that do not represent our values or what we stand for. READ MORE
DON CHERRY FIRED OVER CONTROVERSIAL POPPY COMMENT
Don Cherry says he has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada by Sportsnet.
And the legendary star of Coach’s Corner says he will not walk back what he said on Saturday.
“I have just learned I’ve been fired by Sportsnet for comments made on Coach’s Corner Nov. 9,” Cherry told me in a phone interview. “No problem.”
Cherry added: “I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers.” READ MORE
DON CHERRY FIRED AFTER ‘YOU PEOPLE’ COACH’S CORNER RANT
The people have spoken.
Don Cherry’s 38-year run on Coach’s Corner and Hockey Night in Canada came to an unceremonious and wholly justified stop Monday morning. The loud-mouthed, brash, old-school opinionated broadcaster has been fired by Sportsnet for targeting Canadian immigrants with racist and divisive remarks on last Saturday’s broadcast, and for refusing to apologize or see the wrongs of his actions. READ MORE