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Sports Don Cherry Was Fired Over Xenophobic Rant & Many Quebecers Are Wondering What Took So Long

11:05  12 november  2019
11:05  12 november  2019 Source:   mtlblog.com

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  Don Cherry rant 'way off base' but firing unfortunate, say some at Toronto rink A handful of people at a downtown rink say it's unfortunate that Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry has been fired, but all agree his "You people" comments about new immigrants should not have been said. Billy Scott, a hockey dad, right, says: 'It's Don Cherry, you gotta love him. He is hockey.' A handful of people at a downtown rink say it's unfortunate Don Cherry has been fired, but all agree he shouldn't have made the "You people" comments about immigrants.

Hockey commentator Don Cherry was fired on Monday after a racially charged rant against immigrants drew complaints. “ Don is synonymous with hockey and has played an integral role in growing the game over the past 40 years. We would like to thank Don for his contributions to hockey

don cherry literally going on a xenophobic rant about poppies on live television and then being fired on remembrance day is just Some are saying that firing Cherry is hypocritical considering Trudeau was reelected. Sportsnet fires Don Cherry over ‘you people’ comment targeting immigrants https

Don Cherry wearing a suit and tie© Chalres LeBlanc | Flickr

Hockey Night in Canada will never be the same after longtime co-host Don Cherry was fired for making xenophobic comments against immigrants who don't wear poppies. On his latest broadcast this weekend, Cherry ranted about "you people" who don't wear poppies for Remembrance Day.

After an outcry from the public, including public apologies from fellow co-host Ron Maclean and Roger's Sportsnet, Cherry was dismissed from a position he's held for over 30 hockey seasons. Cherry is known for his unapologetic and often divisive style on Hockey Night in Canada. For years, he's been highly critical of players he doesn't consider to be "good Canadian boys."

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Don Cherry has long been known primarily for three things: Putting too many men on the ice at the worst possible moment; dressing as though The backlash to Cherry ’s commentary was immediate and overwhelming. According to CTV — Canada’s main news network — so many viewers took

Don Cherry , Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced.

In the early-90s, Cherry sparked anger amongst Quebec politicians after he made derogatory comments about Québécois players and the Quebec Nordiques hockey team. He's also made countless off-colour remarks about players of European origin.

Cherry's dismissal has prompted many reactions from Quebecers who are wondering why it took so long for Hockey Night in Canada to fire him. For years, some claim, Cherry has been deriding Québécois players and the Montreal Canadiens without repercussion. In 2010, he infamously said that P.K. Subban "lacks respect" and that a player needs to "get him" for opening his "big mouth."

There have been numerous other instances where Cherry has gone on racially-charged rants that have little to do with hockey.

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Hockey commentator Don Cherry , 85, is fired for his controversial comments about immigrants in a TV rant over Remembrance Day poppy pins. Don Cherry , Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants 'you people' in a television

It it long due time for Don Cherry 's Coach's Corner to be cancelled. His xenophobic comments being aired weekly are deplorable. Two, MacLean may have actually agreed with the general sentiment that Cherry was laying out, namely that all Canadians should buy a poppy and support our veterans, and

In 2007, he suggested that Indigenous Canadians should "go out and get their own fair shake in life" after his co-host Maclean said that Native players have to work a lot harder than most to get recognized.

This isn't the first time Cherry has gotten into hot water over comments he's made. Though, in the past, there weren't even public apologies from the network.

Many who support what Cherry had to say about immigrants cite that the "left-wing media" is responsible for taking down another "Canadian icon." In fact, Cherry once blamed the "left-wing pinko media" for the decrease in fighting in the NHL.

Canucks' Horvat: Cherry's comments have 'no place' in hockey

  Canucks' Horvat: Cherry's comments have 'no place' in hockey Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat agrees with Sportsnet's decision to fire Don Cherry after the longtime host of "Coach's Corner" went on a divisive rant about immigrants not wearing poppies during his most recent segment on Saturday. "He's been in the game for a long time and he's been around, but at the same time hockey's supposed to bring people together and there's no place for stuff like that," Horvat said, according to CBC's Eva"He's been in the game for a long time and he's been around, but at the same time hockey's supposed to bring people together and there's no place for stuff like that," Horvat said, according to CBC's Eva Uguen-Csenge.

TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry , Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers.

TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry , Canada’s most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants “you people” in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers.

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Some are wondering how it took so long for Hockey Night in Canada to realize that Cherry doesn't represent their values anymore. It's perhaps French Canadians who are most confused about what took so long for network executives to fire Cherry.

Cherry was the coach of the Boston Bruins in the 1970s and constantly lost to the Canadiens in the playoffs and Stanley Cup games so some blame those years as the reason he's so contemptuous of French Canadians. That's no excuse for years of abuse, however.

Translation: Don Cherry fired. Years of contempt and racism towards Quebec: nothing. One comment about how immigrants don't buy poppies: FIRED! Oh well.

Many are saying that this the first step to tackle a systemic problem in hockey culture. Cherry has perpetuated this for years, and it seems like it finally caught up to him.

Despite a slew of public apologies, the NHL and hockey culture in general still have a long way to go to promote inclusion and diversity.

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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