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Sports Cherry to release 'Grapevine' podcast

16:09  19 november  2019
16:09  19 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Online backlash against Don Cherry for comments on immigrants and Remembrance Day

  Online backlash against Don Cherry for comments on immigrants and Remembrance Day TORONTO — Hockey commentator Don Cherry is in the limelight yet again, this time for complaining that he rarely sees people he believes to be new immigrants wearing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day. The 85-year-old Cherry said on Saturday on his weekly Coach's Corner segment as part of Hockey Night in Canada that he's less frequently seeing people wearing poppies anymore to honour fallen Canadian soldiers — and he singled out those he believes are immigrants in Toronto, prompting a swift online backlash."You people ... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that," Cherry said.

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.

Don Cherry , who was fired by Sportsnet over a controversial remark viewed as anti-immigrant, will start a Grapevine podcast with his son and grandson. Don Cherry , fired from his "Hockey Night in Canada" segment over a controversial remark, tweeted last week, "You'll be hearing from me soon."

Don Cherry wearing a suit and tie© Rick Stewart / Getty Images Sport / Getty

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.

Cherry will address his dismissal during the first episode of his new 30-minute show, which will air Tuesday.

"But that's not all we talked about," Cherry said, according to Warmington. "We are talking hockey, of course. It's going to be terrific. In this one, I am talking about The Rocket (Maurice Richard), one of the all-time greats."

The podcast will drop every Monday during the hockey season and will feature his son, Tim, and his grandson, Del, as co-hosts.

Cherry had a television show from 1982 to 1993 called "The Grapevine," stemming from his nickname "Grapes."

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Don Cherry Joins Jian Ghomeshi, Peter Mansbridge In Pivot To Podcasting .
After getting canned by Sportsnet, Don Cherry is moving on — joining former mainstream-media stars like Jian Ghomeshi and Peter Mansbridge in pivoting to podcasting. The longtime “Coach’s Corner” host — who was ousted last week after he berated immigrants for supposedly not wearing poppies on Remembrance Day — launched his new venture, “DC’s Grapevine,” on major streaming services Tuesday. The podcast, produced by Cherry, his son and grandson, promises to be a space where “hockey icon Don Cherry talks hockey and more,” as per its description on Spotify.The show shares a name with Cherry’s former interview show that aired on TSN during the 1980s.

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