Sportsnet Fires Don Cherry Following Latest Comments

Hockey analyst Don Cherry will immediately step down from his role with Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet announced on Monday.

Sportsnet released a statement Monday afternoon.

The news comes one day after Sportsnet issued an apology for comments Cherry made during Saturday night’s Hockey Night broadcast. During Coach’s Corner, Cherry singled out new immigrants for not wearing poppies to honour Canadian veterans and soldiers ahead of Remembrance Day.

The 85-year-old Cherry has been on Coach’s Corner since 1982 when the program was first started on CBC.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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2 Responses to Sportsnet Fires Don Cherry Following Latest Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good riddance….

  2. Anonymous says:

    My question is whatever happen to “FREEDOM OF SPEECH”! Does not mean anyone has to like or agree….just that each individual has a right to their own opinion and expressing it….no one has to like or agree….guess we better be watching our other rights closer these days! Before they are also gone by the wayside……

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