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Sports Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant comments

19:51  10 november  2019
19:51  10 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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During Saturday night’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast, Don Cherry used the holiday to lament the perceived ingratitude of Canadian immigrants towards veterans. On Sunday morning, Sportsnet issued a statement apologizing for Cherry ’ s “discriminatory remarks.”

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TORONTO — Sportsnet has apologized after hockey commentator Don Cherry complained on national television that he rarely sees people he believes are immigrants wearing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley says Cherry's comments are offensive and discriminatory.

Yabsley says the network has spoken to Cherry about the severity of his comments.

The 85-year-old hockey personality made the remarks during his weekly Coach's Corner segment, saying that newcomers to Canada love the way of life here but don't honour veterans.

His comments have drawn outrage online with many calling for his firing.

Cherry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Canadian Press

Cherry to release 'Grapevine' podcast .
Don Cherry will soon have a new platform. The 85-year-old will release a podcast called "Grapevine," Cherry told the Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington. Cherry was fired by Sportsnet last week for making offensive comments about immigrants during "Coach's Corner" on Nov. 9. "You people that come here, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that," Cherry said. CherryThe 85-year-old will release a podcast called "Grapevine," Cherry told the Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington.

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