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Sport Petition To 'Bring Back' Don Cherry Gains Traction After Hockey Commentator Fired For Comments About Immigrants

23:15  12 november  2019
23:15  12 november  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Ron MacLean apologizes for mishandling Cherry's 'flat-out wrong' remarks

  Ron MacLean apologizes for mishandling Cherry's 'flat-out wrong' remarks Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean issued an apology Sunday for the way he handled Don Cherry's comments toward Canadian immigrants on Saturday's edition of "Coach's Corner." MacLean spoke ahead of Sportsnet's hockey broadcast, claiming accountability for allowing Cherry to make such comments. #UPDATE: Coach's Corner co-host Ron MacLean has apologized to Canadians for the comments Don Cherry made regarding immigrants, saying in part, "I satMacLean spoke ahead of Sportsnet's hockey broadcast, claiming accountability for allowing Cherry to make such comments.

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.

TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry , Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator , was fired Monday Sportsnet cut ties with Cherry on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, after the veteran hockey commentator called new immigrants Arctic Weather to Bring Record Cold to U.S.

Following Sportsnet's dismissal of NHL analyst Don Cherry, a change.org petition to bring him back has garnered nearly 100,000 signatures.

Bobby Orr, Don Cherry are posing for a picture: A petition to bring back hockey analyst Don Cherry after his firing has over 70,000 signatures© Dave Sandford/Getty A petition to bring back hockey analyst Don Cherry after his firing has over 70,000 signatures

Cherry was fired after he made anti-immigrant comments during his 'Coach's Corner' segment on Hockey Night in Canada.

"You people...love our way of life, love our milk and honey. 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," Cherry said on the program, referencing individuals he believed to be immigrants that were not wearing poppies to honor military veterans during Canada's Remembrance Day.

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.

Canadian broadcast company fires hockey commentator Don Cherry for calling immigrants "you people" in a rant on television in which he The 85-year-old Cherry called immigrants "you people" and said, "you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey" and said he didn't see immigrants

TORONTO — 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

Following backlash across social media, Sportsnet released a statement on Twitter Monday, detailing their decision to fire Cherry.

"Sports brings people together – it unites us, not divides us. Following further discussion with Don Cherry after Saturday night's broadcast, it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down," Sportsnet tweeted. "During the broadcast, he made divisive remarks that do not represent our values or what we stand for."

Despite his dismissal from the network, some people believe that Cherry did not deserve to be fired, including the creator of the petition.

"Don Cherry is a Canadian icon and symbol of the working class. He may be politically incorrect, and may not have been as careful as he should have in his remarks, but his offence does not warrant firing. Sportsnet and CBC should not cave into a mob of liberals and twitter activists and should immediately restore Cherry to his job," the petition reads.

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

  Pro Russian hockey team tweets it wants fired Don Cherry as TV analyst to 'talk whatever he thinks' HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL tweeted Tuesday that it wants fired Hockey Night in Canada analyst Don Cherry as one of its commentators.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.

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.

TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry , Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator , was fired Monday for calling Cherry derided immigrants by saying, "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

Fans also used Twitter to express their support for Cherry.

"After what @sportsnet did to Don Cherry's long historic career, I will be cancelling my Rogers Center ice account and Boycotting them completely #BoycottRogers," said Twitter user Bowman Keith.

"Four decades of service. And terminated in one day – for speaking the truth. Stand firm #DonCherry. Never apologize. Never explain," Tweeted Katie Hopkins.

It's not the first time Cherry has gotten in trouble for comments some considered controversial. In 2013, Cherry said he didn't think women -- or female reporters -- should be allowed in male locker rooms and in 2018 Cherry expressed his unhappiness regarding European-born players being part of the Canadian Hockley League (CHL) and the National Hockey League (NHL).

"I'm not happy for that, to be truthful," Cherry told the media while coaching the annual Canadian Hockey League (CHL)/ NHL top prospects game. "What happens is, if you look at it, there is a Canadian kid not playing. No matter how you cut the mustard."

Following his dismissal from Sportsnet, Cherry refused to apologize for his comments when speaking to The Toronto Sun.

"I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honor our fallen soldiers," he said.

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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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