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Sport Pro Russian hockey team tweets it wants fired Don Cherry as TV analyst to 'talk whatever he thinks'

17:25  12 november  2019
17:25  12 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet following xenophobic comments

  Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet following xenophobic comments The former Bruins coach has lost his job after an on-air rant in which he appeared to take aim at immigrants.

Don Cherry , the colorfully dressed fixture of “ Hockey Night in Canada” broadcasts, was fired on Monday after on-air comments that were widely “Following further discussions with Don Cherry after Saturday night’s broadcast, it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down

Hey, Don Cherry @CoachsCornerDC. We heard that you were fired . Come to Russia , we need an analyst for Dynamo TV who could talk whatever he thinks .

Don Cherry's broadcasting days at Canada's Sportsnet are over, but that hasn't stopped a team in another hemisphere from tweeting their efforts to scoop him up.

HC Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League tweeted Tuesday that it wants the former "Hockey Night In Canada" analyst, who was fired for xenophobic comments made on air over the weekend, to serve as a commentator for its television broadcasts.

"Hey, Don Cherry @CoachsCornerDC," the tweet from the official team account said. "We heard that you were fired. It’s not good! Come to Russia, we need an analyst for Dynamo TV who could talk whatever he thinks. We love old soldiers. And we will make a nice suit! We hope you agree."

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.

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.

Don Cherry was fired Monday for calling immigrants 'you people' in a rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision following discussions with the 85-year-old broadcaster.

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Don Cherry, Ron MacLean are posing for a picture: Hockey Night in Canada network broadcasters Don Cherry (left) and Chris Cuthbert (right) perform the pre-game show before the Pittsburgh Penguins host the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.© Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Hockey Night in Canada network broadcasters Don Cherry (left) and Chris Cuthbert (right) perform the pre-game show before the Pittsburgh Penguins host the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.

During Saturday's Coaches Corner segment, Cherry, 85, accused immigrants of not respecting Canada's tradition of wearing poppies to honor military veterans. He was fired Monday after his latest in a long line of cringe-worthy statements.

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  Petition To 'Bring Back' Don Cherry Gains Traction After Hockey Commentator Fired For Comments About Immigrants Cherry's dismissal was announced on Monday by Sportsnet following his comments during his 'Coach's Corner' segment on Saturday's 'Hockey Night in Canada' program.Cherry was fired after he made anti-immigrant comments during his 'Coach's Corner' segment on Hockey Night in Canada.

Cherry , a retired professional hockey player and coach, has co-hosted “Coach’s Corner” during Hockey Night in Canada for decades and had become a Canadian icon known for his eccentric suits and brash personality. He sparked immediate criticism Saturday night from the public

Canada’s Sportsnet fired legendary hockey broadcaster and analyst Don Cherry on Monday, days after he sparked widespread outrage during a live segment A fixture on Canadian television for the last four decades, Cherry , 85, hosted the “Coach’s Corner” segment on Sportsnet’s flagship program

"You people ... love our way of life, love our milk and honey," Cherry said. "At least you could pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that. These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada.”

The tweet appears tailored for the English-speaking audience, as every other tweet from the account this past month has been in Russian. HC Dynamo Moscow also pointed out Cherry's inclination for flamboyant dress by saying "we will make a nice suit!"

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pro Russian hockey team tweets it wants fired Don Cherry as TV analyst to 'talk whatever he thinks'

Cherry says he would not apologize as condition for return .
TORONTO (AP) Hockey commentator Don Cherry says the network that fired him ''made it impossible'' for him to address the comments that led to his dismissal. © APWF FILE _ In this March 24, 2010, file photo, hockey personality Don Cherry, right, speaks during a news conference as actor Jared Keeso is displayed on a video screen while playing Cherry in the bio film "Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story" in Toronto. Sportsnet cut ties with Cherry on Monday, Nov.

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