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Sports Stu Cowan: Don Cherry's comments about 'you people' were disgraceful

15:11  11 november  2019
15:11  11 november  2019 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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Cherry ’ s rant was against specific people supposedly not wearing poppies — immigrants. Cherry ’ s comments were disgraceful , but again, not surprising coming from Canada’s version of Donald Trump. They also had absolutely nothing to do with hockey on a show called Hockey Night in Canada.

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Don Cherry wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone:  The NHL likes to promote Hockey is for Everyone and there’s a Hockey Night Punjabi telecast on Saturday nights that was on at the same time Don Cherry (shown right in 2008) was ranting against “you people” with his Coach’s Corner sidekick Ron MacLean (left) nodding his head in approval and giving a thumbs-up to the anti-immigrant talk, Jack Todd writes. MacLean looked like Sean Spicer when he was supporting Trump as his press secretary before becoming a contestant on Dancing With the Stars.© Bruce Bennett The NHL likes to promote Hockey is for Everyone and there’s a Hockey Night Punjabi telecast on Saturday nights that was on at the same time Don Cherry (shown right in 2008) was ranting against “you people” with his Coach’s Corner sidekick Ron MacLean (left) nodding his head in approval and giving a thumbs-up to the anti-immigrant talk, Jack Todd writes. MacLean looked like Sean Spicer when he was supporting Trump as his press secretary before becoming a contestant on Dancing With the Stars.

In Don Cherry’s perfect world, the NHL would have nothing but “good Canadian boys” with no visors who wear their nice suits to the game before dropping the gloves and pounding each other in the face when the opportunity arises.

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Fortunately, the hockey world has changed and the game has never been better or more entertaining than it is now with its speed, talent and the parity of a salary-capped NHL where every game means something and just making the playoffs is an accomplishment. There is so much young talent in the league (all wearing visors) and it’s not all Canadian — which is a good thing as the game continues to grow.

Unfortunately, the 85-year-old Cherry refuses to grow with the game.

I grew up watching Cherry and remember when it was must-see TV every Saturday night. I have to admit, I rarely watch Coach’s Corner now because it has become so predictable (stuck in the old Rock’Em Sock’Em days), but I guess a lot of people still do. That would explain why Cherry is still on the air every Saturday night with Budweiser as his big sponsor.

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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

While keeping an eye on Twitter from the Bell Centre press box during the Canadiens’ 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, I wasn’t shocked to see video clips of Don Cherry ripping Canadian immigrants — or “you people” as he called them — for not buying poppies, noting “nobody” in downtown Toronto wears a poppy.

Cherry’s rant was against specific people supposedly not wearing poppies — immigrants.

“You people love … you people that come here, whatever it is, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey,” Cherry roared. “At least you could pay a couple of bucks for a poppy or something like that.

“These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada,” Cherry added, while pointing his finger angrily at the camera. “These guys paid the biggest price.”

Cherry then praised “the good Canadians that bought a poppy.”

Cherry’s comments were disgraceful, but again, not surprising coming from Canada’s version of Donald Trump. They also had absolutely nothing to do with hockey on a show called Hockey Night in Canada.

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The NHL likes to promote Hockey is for Everyone and there’s a Hockey Night Punjabi telecast on Saturday nights that was on at the same time Cherry was ranting against “you people” with his Coach’s Corner sidekick Ron MacLean nodding his head in approval and giving a thumbs-up to the anti-immigrant talk. MacLean looked like Sean Spicer when he was supporting Trump as his press secretary before becoming a contestant on Dancing With the Stars.

I’m the son of Scottish immigrants — a first-generation Canadian — so I guess I qualify as a “good Canadian” in Cherry’s old world of black-and-white TV. Sulemaan Ahmed is of Pakistani descent and knew exactly who Cherry’s rant was targeted at — people who look like him. Ahmed, who lives in the Toronto area, is a principal at Servo Annex, a company that educates company presidents and senior executives in digital and social media.

“If anyone in future suggests Don Cherry be given Order of Canada, remember this,” Ahmed wrote on Twitter on Saturday night. “My grandfather (a Canadian immigrant) served in WW2 & Don never manned a post. Shame on you (Ron MacLean) for allowing him to say it on air during (Hockey Night in Canada) without correcting him.”

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Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry has caused controversy for complaining that he rarely sees people he believes to be new immigrants wearing Remembrance Day poppies. Many have called Mr Cherry ' s comments offensive and factually incorrect. What did he say?

Not surprisingly, Cherry’s comments created a firestorm on Twitter and drew this comment from Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga, Ont.: “For Coach’s Corner to say that ‘you people’ do not respect Canada or our veterans is despicable. We’re proud of diverse cultural heritage and we’ll always stand up for it. New immigrants enrich our country for the better. We’re all Canadians and wear our poppies proudly.”

On Sunday, Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley issued an apology for Cherry’s rant.

“Don’s discriminatory comments are offensive and they do not represent our values and what we stand for as a network,” Yabsley said in a statement. “We have spoken with Don about the severity of this issue and we sincerely apologize for these divisive remarks.”

Don’t hold your breath waiting for an apology from Cherry on Coach’s Corner next Saturday, and it certainly looks like he will be back.

Mohamad Fakih is a Lebanese-Canadian businessman, CEO of Paramount Fine Foods and chairman of the Fakih Foundation, which aims to “alleviate poverty and advance education to ensure vulnerable communities are empowered for entrepreneurship, leadership, diversity and inclusion.” He had this response on Twitter to Cherry’s comments: “Instead of insulting those of us who have chosen Canada as the place we want to build our lives, perhaps Don Cherry should consider matching my commitment.”

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Sportsnet has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry ’ s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers.

" Don ' s discriminatory comments are offensive and they do not represent our values and what we stand for as a network," Yabsley said. "We have spoken with Don about the severity of this issue and we sincerely apologize for these divisive remarks." Cherry did not immediately respond to a request for

Fakih, who lives in Mississauga, has pledged $10,000 to the Veterans Association Food Bank, which has a goal of raising $100,000 by Remembrance Day on Monday to stock 200 hampers with enough food for two months, plus a $100 gift card.

“That is the sort of action that honours the valour and the memory of our veterans,” Fakih wrote.

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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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