And Don Cherry won’t apologize either. Excellent! Why should Cherry apologize? He said nothing wrong. In fact, it is Don Cherry who is owed an apology by Sportsnet for firing him. Cherry is also owned an apology by his former colleagues, who have publicly stabbed him in the back. Shame on them.
‘I MEANT IT’: Don Cherry fired over controversial poppy comment
By Toronto Sun, November 12, 2019:
Don Cherry says he has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada by Sportsnet.
And the legendary star of Coach’s Corner says he will not walk back what he said on Saturday.
“I have just learned I’ve been fired by Sportsnet for comments made on Coach’s Corner Nov. 9,” Cherry told me in a phone interview. “No problem.”
Cherry added: “I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honor our fallen soldiers.”
And Cherry said his words were not racial or bigoted but patriotic and respectful of our troops.
Still, these comments prompted Sportsnet to axe Cherry.
In a two-paragraph statement Monday afternoon, Sportsnet confirmed that it was cutting ties with Cherry.
“Sports brings people together — it unites us, not divides us. 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,” said Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley. “During the broadcast, he made divisive remarks that do not represent our values or what we stand for.
“Don is synonymous with hockey and has played an integral role in growing the game over the past 40 years. We would like to thank Don for his contributions to hockey and sports broadcasting in Canada.”
Don Cherry SPEAKS OUT: Getting fired, Ron MacLean, and being “a right-winger!”
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) November 12, 2019
Watch Ezra Levant’s analysis of this outrageous character assassination.
Don Cherry: Canada's last mainstream conservative voice was hated for years by the left, and his poppy comments finally gave them an excuse to get rid of him.WATCH THE FULL SHOW: http://bit.ly/2CAD8kkSIGN THE PETITION: http://www.SupportDonCherry.com
Posted by The Rebel on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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