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 Posted: Thu Nov 14th, 2019 02:32 pm
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KGB wrote: srossi wrote: I'm not sure why it's so hard for sportscasters to shut the fuck up about politics and cover sports. I say the same thing about Bob Costas and assholes on the left. This wasn't the forum for Don Cherry to spout his nonsense, and from what I understand the poppy issue he was upset about is fake news and something that isn't even happening. But Cheery has a LONG history of saying stupid shit going back 2 decades, so this was bound to happen in this day and age. I haven't heard anyone who's upset about this move from a hockey perspective and not a political one. The consensus seems to be that he hasn't been good in forever.
You're wrong about this not being a forum for Cherry to say things like this.  For 30+ years, Coach's Corner has been a platform for Cherry to talk about both hockey and current events, often on questions fed to him by Ron McLean.  In particular he has used his platform to support the Canadian armed forces.  I wouldn't want to guess how many times he's ended Coach's Corner with a choked-up tribute to a fallen soldier. 

He wasn't fired for paying tribute to the military.  This is clearly not the same thing.  Forums like Coach's Corner are for softball questions and light topics.  I never heard Ralph Kiner on Kiner's Korner say, "You know, the Nazis made some good points..." and he might have been able to get away with it back then too!

This thread was great before AA ruined it.