Don Cherry, who recently was under a lot of criticism following his poppy statement on Saturday night, was forced to step down from his long-running position on Hockey Night In Canada Monday afternoon.
Cherry, who was under fire since Saturday, was fired after his comments in which he talked about immigrants of Canada to support the troops and wear a poppy this Remembrance Day.
Cherry has had an illustrious career with Hockey Night in Canada spending 37 years a part of the business. Ron Maclean, who was Cherry’s co-host of Coaches Corner, issued his own apology during his Hometown Hockey segment yesterday evening during the Leafs-Blackhawks game.
Later Monday evening, Cherry had shared his thoughts on his firing, saying “I mean’t everything I said.”
Sportsnet had then released a lengthy statement Monday evening.
Cherry, who has been welcomed into Canadian homes for the last 37 years will not longer appear Saturday night for the first time.
What will come of Hockey Night in Canada following Cherry’s firing? Change is certainly coming and Saturday’s will no longer be the same with Ron and Don during the first intermission.
Tune in Saturday evening when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m.