Don Cherry unapologetic after Saturday rant

Denies he singled out minorities

Don Cherry says he could have stayed on in the Coach’s Corner if he “had turned into a tame robot who nobody would recognize”.

He told Canadian Press that after 38 years that’s not going to happen.

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Cherry was unapologetic after his Saturday night rant about poppies and who wasn’t wearing them. He denied he singled out visible minorities; that he did not say immigrants. His reference to “you people”, he said, was directed at any newcomer to Canada.

Cherry and Sportsnet parted company yesterday as a result of his comments, which led to numerous complaints filed with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. The volume of complaints shut down the Council’s system for collecting them.

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