Avs' Nazem Kadri sad to see Don Cherry go

Avs' Nazem Kadri sad to see Don Cherry go

Avs' Nazem Kadri sad to see Don Cherry go

myFM asked you whether or not the 85-year-old should have been fired.

Don Cherry is out at "Hockey Night in Canada".

"You people ...that come here ... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that", Cherry said while co-host Ron MacLean listened without interjecting.

Cherry then added, "These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price". After more than 30 years of hosting what's been called "the most watched five minutes on Canadian TV", Cherry is out - and it's about time, say many hockey fans. Cherry has insisted he was not criticizing immigrants.

But don't worry, he's not backing down on his beliefs.

SportsBettingDime.com has released odds on candidates to replace Cherry after the commentator was sacked by Sportsnet yesterday for a rant about poppies on his "Coach's Corner" segment on Saturday. Cherry reflected on his rant in an interview with Fox's Tucker Carlson Tuesday.

Perhaps Allen's most controversial take was on people who support Cherry and want to get him back on Coach's Corner.

"It's the two words, "You people" - and you know people are very sensitive like that - that got me", he told Carlson.

Numerous comments under the change.org petition insist Cherry has a right to free speech, while the petition's authors insist, "Sportsnet and CBC should not cave into a mob of Liberals and Twitter activists and should immediately restore Cherry to his job".

The event was organized in the aftermath of Sportsnet's decision to fire Cherry after he seemed to suggest that immigrants don't wear poppies.

He has since made comments attempting to mitigate what he said and indicating what he allegedly meant to say, but refuses to apologise. "We would like to thank Don for his contributions to hockey and sports broadcasting in Canada".

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