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Old 11-11-2019, 04:32 PM
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I never thought I’d see the day. I have thought for a long time that someday Don Cherry step down, or aside as a result of something he said on HNiC. Didn’t think it would be this, though. Shocked, and yet not surprised. Wow. 85 years old, and he goes out like this. I remember years ago, Cherry used terms like ‘Chicken Swede’, and purported, frankly, racist opinions about many European ethnicities. Swedes, Russians, Finns, French-Canadians/Canadiens being ‘picked on’ at best, discriminated against at worst.
I have heard that Brian Burke will fill Cherry’s role on ‘Coach’s Corner’ for now.
Where do we go from here? I don’t know. One wonders if Ron MacLean will continue on, or if HNiC will completely go scorched-earth with the first intermission and completely rebuild the thing from the ground up?
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I used to love Don Cherry but honestly I’ve stopped regularly watching him the past many years ... like the past 7-9 years of rarely watching him.

He rarely makes a valid point anymore ... can’t seem to put two thoughts together ... he’s totally out of touch with today’s NHL, I’m sick of hearing the same stories over and over again, his act tired on me ... I was really hoping he would retire this summer.

The fact is since cutting the cord Almost seven years ago I rarely ever watch a HNIC feed ... and if I do I fast forward the commercials and intermissions ...

I like a lot of his pro-Canadian stance don’t get me wrong ... as much as I think he’s out of touch with today’s NHL he’s also out of touch with today’s society .... you clearly cannot say stuff like he said or used to say on TV in this country at least, without serious repercussions.

In the USA a racist president can run for Re-election ... in Canada a racist commentator gets fired ... I prefer the latter environment to live in and raise my kids in .... not the former ....

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Good riddance Don Cherry ... sportsnet, what took you so long?



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Good riddance. Should have happened a long time ago.

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Did you guys even hear what Don Cherry said. It wasn’t even that bad. “Don Cherry is right” is trending at number 2 right now on Twitter and there are multiple petitions out with tens of thousands of signatures. Sportsnet is taking a beating.

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Did you guys even hear what Don Cherry said. It wasn’t even that bad. “Don Cherry is right” is trending at number 2 right now on Twitter and there are multiple petitions out with tens of thousands of signatures. Sportsnet is taking a beating.
I agree, what he said wasn't bad. ...It just didn't fit with sportsnet politically correct narrative. Our prime minister got a free pass on his numerous blackface appearance's, yet Don Cherry mentions wear a poppy and be thankful you people who come to this country and he gets blacklisted. ...Hypocrisy. ..Mainstream Media/google/facebook/ twitter entertainment industry etc all lean in a certain political social way. ''Agree with us and your safe, disagree and your gone '' .

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I agree, what he said wasn't bad. ...It just didn't fit with sportsnet politically correct narrative. Our prime minister got a free pass on his numerous blackface appearance's, yet Don Cherry mentions wear a poppy and be thankful you people who come to this country and he gets blacklisted. ...Hypocrisy. ..Mainstream Media/google/facebook/ twitter entertainment industry etc all lean in a certain political social way. ''Agree with us and your safe, disagree and your gone '' .
I have to say this comparison needs to stop. It isn't the same thing.

1) Trudeau didn't get a free pass, he lost his majority.

2) Trudeau did something stupid 20 years ago, meant no harm (still stupid), apologized when it came out, and his actions since those incidents 20 years ago have proven that hes anything but racist. Cherry made his comment on the job, and refused to apologize. If the Trudeau incident happened right now, I guarantee he would have to step down.

If I tell a customer off at work, I could get fired for it. If I told that person off 20 years ago, well before I worked that job... I can't get fired for it. My employer could only say "you better not do that here"

Don Cherry has been out of touch with the game for a while, and his comments have done nothing but create more division in the country. He needed to go.
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I have to say this comparison needs to stop. It isn't the same thing.

1) Trudeau didn't get a free pass, he lost his majority.

2) Trudeau did something stupid 20 years ago, meant no harm (still stupid), apologized when it came out, and his actions since those incidents 20 years ago have proven that hes anything but racist. Cherry made his comment on the job, and refused to apologize. If the Trudeau incident happened right now, I guarantee he would have to step down.

If I tell a customer off at work, I could get fired for it. If I told that person off 20 years ago, well before I worked that job... I can't get fired for it. My employer could only say "you better not do that here"

Don Cherry has been out of touch with the game for a while, and his comments have done nothing but create more division in the country. He needed to go.
..What should Cherry apologize for ? For saying people who enjoy the freedom in Canada should be thankful and wear a poppy? Nothing in his comments were racist....People like to drop the race card when they don't like someone on the other side of the political spectrum ….. Trudeau lied about blackface and then apologized after the photos surfaced. Trudeau wasn't exactly a kid either at the time. …..I guess getting with the times means if your a man that feels like a woman then you are a woman ? I guess we are what we feel ? Truth is subjective ?
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I agree, what he said wasn't bad. ...It just didn't fit with sportsnet politically correct narrative. Our prime minister got a free pass on his numerous blackface appearance's, yet Don Cherry mentions wear a poppy and be thankful you people who come to this country and he gets blacklisted. ...Hypocrisy. ..Mainstream Media/google/facebook/ twitter entertainment industry etc all lean in a certain political social way. ''Agree with us and your safe, disagree and your gone '' .
Trudeau gave a sincere apology and admitted a horrible error in judgement.

Cherry could have apologized and apparently refused to. So huge, huge difference.

Canadians are very forgiving people. We would have accepted a sincere apology. I know I would have and I don't even really like him or think he should still be on the air.
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Trudeau gave a sincere apology and admitted a horrible error in judgement.

Cherry could have apologized and apparently refused to. So huge, huge difference.

Canadians are very forgiving people. We would have accepted a sincere apology. I know I would have and I don't even really like him or think he should still be on the air.
Don Cherry had the ____ to stand up to the bias media and not cave into peer pressure by apologizing for something that wasn't wrong, unlike his spineless counter part Ron that just says the trendy popular things. Huge huge difference....Cherry did nothing wrong. People should respect what veterans did for this country.
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