Sportsnet has cut ties with “Hockey Night in Canada”
broadcaster Don Cherry.
Sportsnet says in a statement it is the right time for Cherry to
immediately step down.
Sportsnet apologized yesterday for Cherry’s comments on “Coach’s
Corner” on Saturday about his belief that new immigrants don’t wear
poppies, and in turn, don’t support veterans.
The outburst sparked a swift backlash from the public,
politicians and the National Hockey League.
Cherry, 85, singled out new immigrants in Toronto and
Mississauga, Ont., where he lives, for not honouring Canada’s
veterans and dead soldiers.
Cherry did not respond to phone calls seeking comment and has not
publicly apologized. Segment co-host Ron MacLean apologized Sunday