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 , who was fired by Sportsnet over a controversial remark viewed as anti-immigrant On Monday, that format was revealed: a podcast . The Toronto Sun reported that the podcast , named His Twitter chatter says: " Hockey Icon Don Cherry , continues with his ' tell it like it is ' attitude on
" Don Cherry made remarks that were hurtful, discriminatory, where flat-out wrong," MacLean said. "I owe you an apology too. That's the big thing I The Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council said it was so overloaded with complaints about the segment that it exceeded the organization's technical
Don Cherry,over a controversial remark, , "You'll be hearing from me soon."
On Monday, that format was revealed: a podcast.
that the podcast, named "Grapevine," will be available Tuesday morning, then every Monday during the NHL season. The told the newspaper that his son, Tim, who produced Cherry's old "Grapevine" TV show, and grandson, Del, would be with him on podcast.
Opinion: Don Cherry's popularity with his fans couldn't save him this time from anti-immigrant remark
Hockey Night in Canada analyst Don Cherry was popular with fans but also made comments that came across as xenophobic. The latest got him fired.They could never be sure whether it would be poignant or cringe-worthy.
Donald Stewart Cherry (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian former ice hockey commentator. He is also a sports writer, as well as a retired professional hockey player and National Hockey League
Ron MacLean addresses Don Cherry ’s firing as ‘Coach’s Corner’ is discontinued. Ron MacLean, the longtime broadcast partner of hockey commenter Don Cherry , attempted to address the “At least you could pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that . These guys paid for your
Cherry, 85, was fired by Sportsnet after saying Nov. 9 during his Coach's Corner segment that people in Toronto were being disrespectful by not wearing poppies to honor Canada's fallen military heroes leading up to Remembrance Day.
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"You people ... that come here, whatever it is, you love our way of life, you 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.”
His words were viewed as a criticism of immigrants and Sportsnet called his words "divisive."
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.
Longtime NHL commentator Don Cherry was fired by Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet after making divisive comments about immigrants on the air “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.
Russian hockey club Dynamo Moscow have offered disgraced Canadian announcer Don Cherry a We heard that you were fired . It ’s not good! Come to Russia, we need an analyst for Dynamo TV who could Dynamo's tweet should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt, as it was probably not posted
to say he believed he was fired because he used the words "you people" instead of "everybody." Bobby Orr, who was coached by Cherry, was among those who supported him,
Cherry told the newspaper that he would address the firing on the first installment of the podcast, but other topics as well.
"That’s not all we talked about,” he told the Sun. “We are talking hockey, of course. It’s going to be terrific. In this one, I am talking about The Rocket (Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer Maurice Richard), one of the all-time greats.”
And he's expected to continue to be outspoken on the podcast.
His Twitter chatter says: "Hockey Icon Don Cherry, continues with his 'tell it like it is' attitude on hockey and more!"
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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.