Sports A Rally Supporting Don Cherry Is Actually Happening Outside Sportsnet HQ In Toronto Today
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In case you didn't know, Don Cherry has been fired. But it seems his supporters aren't taking the decision easily as ais being held in Toronto in support of the recently fired host of Coach's Corner. The rally is taking place outside of Sportsnet studios HQ at 1 Mount Pleasant Road.
According to the, about 200 people are expected to show up in support of when the rally takes place starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13.
And the rally has some high-profile local support, too.
The former mayor of Mississauga, 98-year-old Hazel McCallion, is supporting the rally and urging people who were outraged by Cherry's sacking to turn up in numbers. McCallion is unable to attend the event herself due to a board meeting.
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TORONTO — Former NHL executive Brian Burke is listed as the heavy favourite to be Don Cherry's successor on "Hockey Night in Canada" on one sports betting site. SportsBettingDime.com has released odds on candidates to replace Cherry after the commentator was sacked by Sportsnet yesterday for a rant about immigrants not wearing poppies on his "Coach's Corner" segment on Saturday. Burke, who currently works as an analyst at Sportsnet, is listed as the 3-2 favourite (must bet $2 to win $3) to appear on Cherry's longtime "Coach's Corner" segment on Saturday.Burke is the 5-4 pick to be the full-time replacement next season.
Just recently, players from theLeafs players admitted they were "disappointed" by the "unacceptable" remarks.
But McCallion insists Cherry, whom she has known personally for decades, is no racist.
According to, she believes Cherry had no malicious intent but should have used other words to express himself.
"He should have said all Canadians are not paying attention to Armistice Day or wearing the poppy. That's what he should have said," McCallion told Global News Radio AM640.
While plenty of people supported the decision to sack Cherry, there was also a significant group defending the veteran broadcaster.
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https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x nxfr autoPlay= 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 was firedAnd naturally, players and coaches alike have begun chiming in.
In fact,was trending on Twitter after his dismissal, as some Cherry fans looked to cancel the network.
A petition,, has also been started and has more than 180,000 signatures.
According to the Sun, McCallion says she is "very upset about how Sportsnet has handled the situation with Don Cherry."
"I feel I have to say something because all of this has been blown way out of proportion over the interpretation of what he said," said "Hurricane" Hazel.
And it seems at least some people agree with McCallion's interpretation of events, judging by the fact they're willing to turn out in public support of Cherry.
Whether or not you agree with its intentions, the rally is being held at 1 Mount Pleasant Rd. in Toronto, outside the Rogers building, at 1 p.m. on November 13.
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