Don Cherry will no longer be in the Coach’s Corner after making comments considered racist during his regular Saturday segment on Hockey Night In Canada.
“You people that come here, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you could pay a couple of bucks for a poppy,” Cherry said during his broadcast, comments that elicited severe backlash from fans, an apology from co-host Ron MacLean.
I want to sincerely apologize to our viewers and Canadians. During last night’s broadcast, Don made comments that were hurtful and prejudiced and I wish I had handled myself differently. It was a divisive moment and I am truly upset with myself for allowing it. (1/2)— Ron MacLean (@RonMacLeanHTH) November 10, 2019
Sportsnet released a statement on Cherry’s departure following multiple media reports indicating that Cherry had been let go. Cherry himself has yet to comment.