An iconic Canadian hockey commentator, Don Cherry has reportedly been fired by Sportsnet after his on-air immigrant remarks that reported that the country’s immigrants don’t properly honor fallen soldiers.
The-85-year-old made used of his “Coach’s Corner” segment on “Hockey Night In Canada” in order to criticize individuals who do not wear poppy pins leading up to the nation’s Remembrance Day, he said, “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.”
Ron MacLean, who nodded and gave a thumbs up issued an apology for his handling of Don Cherry’s comments on immigrants.
However, Cherry is not ready to take back what he said. In a statement he said, “I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honor our fallen soldiers.”
He further added, “To keep my job, I cannot be turned into a tamed robot.”
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