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Don Cherry fired over comments on immigrants

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Stevicus, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
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    I hadn't heard of Don Cherry in years. I remember when he was the coach of the Boston Bruins. I knew he had a reputation for being outspoken, but it appears he crossed the line this time.

    Hockey icon Cherry fired for immigrant comments

    Cherry's remarks apparently led to a flood of complaints and a backlash on social media.

    Cherry would not back down from his remarks.

     
  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I had to read the entire article to understand it. He said everyone should wear a poppy pin to honor the fallen. Nothing wrong with that.

    But then he want off the rails and in his past was disparaging European hockey players and then started getting political and disparaging those who accepted climate science.
     
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    Long past time to retire.
     
  4. Shad

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    He has been pro-assimilation and against multiculturalism that does not retain his idea of a Canadian identity for years. This includes Europeans as per his Soviet/Russian doping rant. More than that is he has became a problem for Rogers for years. He often becomes abusive in his views on air. He has even got into conflict with MacLean a number of times in recent years. MacLean remained a professional. Cheery is barely professional on his best days. He touched on a political topic Rogers does not want to endorse so gave cause to fire him.

    Don Cherry Poppy Rant - Streamable

    ""Sports brings people together. It unites us, not divides us."

    Haha. Yes Habs and Leaf fans love each other..... Vancouver didn't have riots over losing the cup. PR babble.
     
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