The longtime voice of “Coach’s Corner” on “Hockey Night in Canada,” Don Cherry, has been fired after making anti-immigrant comments during a recent broadcast, according to the Toronto Sun.
Cherry, 85, made comments Saturday during “Hockey Night in Canada," directed at immigrants in Toronto, accusing them of “not wearing poppies” for Remembrance Day.
“You people... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said.
MacLean issued a statement Sunday apologizing for the comments, saying:“During last night’s broadcast, Don made comments that were hurtful and prejudiced and I wish I had handled myself differently.
I have worked with Don for 30 years, and we both love hockey.