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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:12 pm
 


Title: Sportsnet issues apology over Don Cherry�s comments on immigrants, poppies
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Posted By: N_Fiddledog
Date: 2019-11-10 13:00:51
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:12 pm
 


This is all over the news. :roll:

It's Don Cherry being Don Cherry and expressing his opinion the same way he always has.

BTW... Good call Fiddledog in placing the article under the "Entertainment" category rather than sports.


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Toronto Star/G&M/MacLeans/obnoxious self-serious sports pundits like Bob McCown have been trying to take Don down for years. This is just the latest opportunity for them, that the old guy unfortunately gave them, to go on another rant against him.

For the record this is probably only the second year in the last thirty-five that I haven't worn a poppy, since like high school. Between PM Blackface, the Laurentians putting Alberta "back in our proper place", and the results of that nauseating election I just can't do it this year. I refuse to believe that this idiotic country, as it is now, is what those people in the military fought and died for in those wars. I'm not insulting them, I just can't show deference to a thing I no longer have any respect for at all anymore. Maybe next year will be different but for this year it's just impossible for me to wear one.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:34 pm
 


the year is 2047, don cherry celebrates his fourth majority government. liberals spend most of their days saying "sir, sir, that's not okay".


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 pm
 


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the year is 2047, don cherry celebrates his fourth majority government. liberals spend most of their days saying "sir, sir, that's not okay".


You have one hell of alot of faith in our medical system don't you? ROTFL


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:26 am
 


One wonders though, how long they’re going to put up with Cherry. Controversies aside, he’s just become a crotchety old coot who only talks about the good old days when he coached the Bruins and he only cares about the Leafs. I don’t know anyone who watches Coach’s Corner anymore.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:09 am
 


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Toronto Star/G&M/MacLeans/obnoxious self-serious sports pundits like Bob McCown have been trying to take Don down for years. This is just the latest opportunity for them, that the old guy unfortunately gave them, to go on another rant against him.

For the record this is probably only the second year in the last thirty-five that I haven't worn a poppy, since like high school. Between PM Blackface, the Laurentians putting Alberta "back in our proper place", and the results of that nauseating election I just can't do it this year. I refuse to believe that this idiotic country, as it is now, is what those people in the military fought and died for in those wars. I'm not insulting them, I just can't show deference to a thing I no longer have any respect for at all anymore. Maybe next year will be different but for this year it's just impossible for me to wear one.


What no poppy? You must be an ungrateful immigrant stealing our milk and honey.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:25 am
 


It’s sad that sportsnet and Maclean have to apologize for Cherrys comments while the old cook himself gets to skate away unrepentant and pleased by all the division he’s sowed. If they truly feel that an apology is warranted then it should be Cherry who apologizes, not others on his behalf while he refuses to express any regret.

Time to put this obsolete dumb jock out to pasture. Knowing a thing or two about something as trivial as a sport doesn’t make someone an expert on anything. And if his employer isn’t happy with him using the job they give him as a pulpit for his toxic and divisive views they should terminate his contract. The fact that they continue to employ him speaks louder than any boilerplate apology they continue to offer on his behalf and which he doesn’t participate in.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:36 am
 


I always lose the things, so I moseyed over to the legion and bought a bracelet.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:41 am
 


He's incorrect to say he's not seeing poppies on those in immigrant dress but only politically.

That's a thing us hockey fans have noticed about Don. You don't always like what he's saying but damn, the guy's right.

Here's what he actually said btw.



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:58 am
 


llama66 wrote:
I always lose the things, so I moseyed over to the legion and bought a bracelet.

I didn't even know that was a thing! Dammit! I'd wear that year round.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:12 pm
 


Seems that this straw was the last...

BREAKING: Don Cherry fired from Sportsnet

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/break ... sportsnet/


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:26 pm
 


Tricks wrote:
llama66 wrote:
I always lose the things, so I moseyed over to the legion and bought a bracelet.

I didn't even know that was a thing! Dammit! I'd wear that year round.


For both of you [B-o]


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:01 pm
 


raydan wrote:
Seems that this straw was the last...

BREAKING: Don Cherry fired from Sportsnet


It's funny, but you can almost hear the chorus of apologists going "But he didn't say anything bad!".

Yes, he did. We heard it too. If most people heard it, perhaps it's the apologists. :idea:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:18 pm
 


Haven't they fired most of their hockey broadcast team already anyway ?

Sounds more like a budget issue. :lol:


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