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.
"I still consider him as a friend, but I was disappointed in that. I’m not going to dump on him ." No matter which side of the Don Cherry fence you Cherry certainly wasn’t looking to get fired when he made his controversial comments, but if it’ s time for him to call it a career in the broadcast booth, this
He said he 'd give me a ride, but he never showed up! (The "by" form is occasionally used with objects, but most of the time only makes sense for people.). " Disappointed in" usually indicates a deeper level of disappointment with the nature of somebody or something, or repeated problems with them, and
Don Cherry isn't happy with former Hockey Night in Canada partner Ron MacLean.
MacLean publicly apologized Sunday for Cherry's offensive comments from the night prior.
Cherry, who wasby Sportsnet on Monday, said MacLean "buried" him with his response.
"Very disappointing," Cherry toldon Tuesday. "We're still friends, but I was very disappointed in the way he handled it. I don't want to go and condemn him or anything like that, but I was very disappointed."
on Ron MacLean's apology:
“He buried me. I was very disappointed the way he handled [it],” Cherry said. “I don’t want to condemn him but I was very disappointed.”
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Cherry said he was “dumbfounded” when he saw MacLean ’ s apology but still considers him a “ He ’s still my friend but I was very disappointed watching him . I just couldn’t believe it,” Cherry said. “I think he was disappointed to.” I have worked with Don for 30 years, and we both love hockey.
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MacLean initiallyon Twitter for Cherry's and followed that by issuing a second during Sunday's broadcast, calling the comments "hurtful," "discriminatory," and "flat-out wrong." MacLean admitted he "sat there, did not catch it, (and) did not respond."
Cherry's comments came just days before Canada's recognition of Remembrance Day.
"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," he said.
Cherry, who refused to accept any wrongdoing Monday after being dismissed by the network, said he intended to apologize on the next edition of "Coach's Corner."
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Cherry 'very disappointed ' in Ron MacLean . Don Cherry does not regret the things he said Saturday night on Coach’ s Corner that ultimately Rogers Sportsnet issued an apology for Cherry ’ s comments on Sunday and officially announced that he was stepping down from his position on Monday.
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"I was ready to apologize," he said Tuesday, according to. "I was gonna put out a tweet, or whatever they do, saying I was wrong and I think it could have smoothed over pretty good. But that's the way they wanted it and that's the way it goes."
The 85-year-old admitted he should have chosen his language more carefully.
"I think the closest I'll come to apologizing is I wish I had used different words," he said. "I should have said 'everybody.' If I had to do it over again, I would have said 'everybody.'"
Cherry has worked as a broadcaster for nearly 40 years following a career as an NHL player and head coach.
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