Don Cherry, Legendary NHL Broadcaster, Fired After Telling Immigrants To Honor Fallen Vets

Don Cherry, Legendary NHL Broadcaster, Fired After Telling Immigrants To Honor Fallen Vets
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Legendary NHL broadcaster Don Cherry has been fired after making comments suggesting immigrants should honor fallen veterans. As The Daily Wire reports:

On Monday, Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet fired legendary NHL commentator Don Cherry for comments he made concerning immigrants and fallen Canadian veterans while he was on air Saturday night.

The controversial comments? Cherry voiced his displeasure with people living in Mississauga and downtown Toronto not wearing poppy pins, which are meant to honor fallen veterans in the days nearing Canada’s Remembrance Day, which is in the same vein as the United States’ Memorial Day. As noted by The Washington Post, both areas of Toronto have large immigrant populations.

“You people love — you, that come here, whatever it is — you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey. At least you could pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that. These guys paid for your way of life, that you enjoy in Canada,'” Cherry said on-air, teeing-up a segment for Remembrance Day.

 

The network quickly buckled under a #FireDonCherry hashtag campaign calling for Cherry’s ouster. Sportsnet posted a statement on Monday announcing the commentator’s fate.

  It's not surprising that the sportscaster was fired in the age of woke political correctness, still the event serves as a reminder of just how unhinged the plague of political correctness has truly become.
 Source: American Update

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