Now that hockey is back people are fighting over Don Cherry again
Hockey is officially back in Canada, which can mean only one thing: Canadians are flocking to social media once more to weigh in on the Don Cherry scandal that rocked the country last November.
In case you need a reminder, the longtime Hockey Night in Canada host was fired for his seemingly anti-immigrant comment that new residents of Canada don't wear poppies on Remembrance Day.
Cherry's dismissal was incredibly divisive, with some Canadians leaping to his defense, including NHL great Bobby Orr who called Cherry's removal from air "disgraceful."
Now, Don Cherry is stirring up controversy once again.
With everything happening in the world are we really still arguing whether Don Cherry should still be on the air? There is nothing sad about an adult male being held to account for their words. Hell hath no furry like a white man who feels other white men are being marginalized.— Neil Before Zod™ (@WaytowichNeil) July 29, 2020
Some people are condemning Cherry for his comments, calling them xenophobic, derogatory and hurtful.
"Don Cherry trending this morning brings me to believe that boredom is really starting to hit people during this pandemic," one person wrote. "The expiry date on his shtick was up decades ago. Good riddance to that old xenophobic bigot."
"I just wanted to go on the record as saying f*ck Don Cherry," another person wrote.
"Ron MacLean is terrible! Don Cherry wasn't racist! He was only xenophobic!"— OriginalSin33 (@OriginalSin33) July 29, 2020
- The section of the population that demands you wear a poppy in November to honour the fallen, but won't wear a mask to respect and protect the living
Other people are jumping to Cherry's defence, arguing that the host's candour is refreshing.
"I love this guy," one person wrote. "Don Cherry is honest and says what he thinks. I wish more Canadians were like him."
I LOVE DON CHERRY. The most patriotic Canadian ever born. https://t.co/3kXN0Jlx5r— secsts (our initials) My opinions are my own. (@secsts) July 26, 2020
Don Cherry has yet to weigh in on the resurgence of the drama, but he's still weighing in on hockey night in Canada through his regular Grapevine Podcast, which he's been running since his dismissal from Coach's Corner.
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