Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant comments
Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant commentsSportsnet president Bart Yabsley says Cherry's comments are offensive and discriminatory.
But not Kadri . Cherry was fired Monday on Remembrance Day, which honors Canada’ s veterans, after he said: “You people … you love our way of life I think with what he said, it was maybe just said incorrectly. People maybe took it out of context a little bit. I know Grapes is a great person and am
Here’ s one last point about Nazem Kadri while we await the inevitable suspension: He’ s not going Jake DeBrusk offered to fight Kadri early. Kadri chose to take it, not fight back. Hoping to get a call. He’ s such a homer he makes Don Cherry look evenhanded. Milbury was at his worst discussing the
It doesn't seem like this whole Don Cherry situation isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
And naturally, players and coaches alike have begun chiming in.
Cherry, 85, was fired by Sportsnet on Monday after sparking outrage with his comments about immigrants just days before Canada's Remembrance Day. Since then, many in and around the NHL (including ) have spoken out against Cherry's comments.
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.
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Don Cherry , pictured with Evander Kane, left, and Nazem Kadri , right, before their NHL careers, has been a hot topic across the league since his comments on Saturday night led to the Hockey Night in Canada personality’ s firing from Sportsnet on Monday. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images/File).
But one player did not: Nazem Kadri.
The Colorado Avalanche center, whose father was raised in Lebanon before moving to Ontario in the 1960s, according to The Denver Post's Kyle Frederickson, In fact, he thinks Cherry's thoughts were misconstrued. on Tuesday.
"(Cherry) has been there for so long, it’s going to be hard to see (Hockey Night in Canada) without him, that’s definitely unfortunate," Kadri said Tuesday before the Avs' game against the Winnipeg Jets, per Fredrickson. "I know Grapes and I don’t think it came across like everyone is making it sound. I think with what he said, it was maybe just said incorrectly. People maybe took it out of context a little bit. I know Grapes is a great person and am sad to see him go."
But CherryTuesday, telling FOX's Tucker Carlson "I stand by what I said, and I still mean it," despite telling CTFR 680 that he "said the wrong thing" earlier in the day.
That said, it'd be interesting to hear Kadri's thoughts on the situation now considering Cherry's latest comments.
Kadri: Trade to Colorado was a 'blessing in disguise' .
Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri will suit up against his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, for the first time on Saturday night in Denver. Kadri was the centerpiece of a July 1 trade that sent defenseman Tyson Barrie and forward Alexander Kerfoot to Toronto. The 29-year-old center reflected on the summer blockbuster ahead of Saturday's matchup.