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3 minutes ago, Chicken. said:

Don got axed on a stat holiday before he had a chance to clarify what he meant and let the public discourse settle. Sad. Of course sportsnet will say they gave him a chance to apologize and grovel to their feet like Ron did.

 

let the clickbait titles begin  

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/don-cherry-debacle-highlights-the-whiteness-of-hockey/ar-BBWL5fO?ocid=spartanntp 

 

Shocker than there is no author listed for the excrementitious article. MSN News is no different than Weekly World News and the National Enquirer. Only they would publish such divisive, far left drivel.

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1 minute ago, PhillipBlunt said:

Shocker than there is no author listed for the excrementitious article. MSN News is no different than Weekly World News and the National Enquirer. Only they would publish such divisive, far left drivel.

Authors: Ryan Snelgrove, Professor of Sport Management, University of Waterloo and Victoria Kabetu, Master of Arts Candidate, University of Waterloo

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11 minutes ago, Chicken. said:

Don got axed on a stat holiday before he had a chance to clarify what he meant and let the public discourse settle. Sad. Of course sportsnet will say they gave him a chance to apologize and grovel to their feet like Ron did.

Not a stat holiday in Ontario

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Need to keep in mind as well, Don Cherry is not an educated man. He mispronouces names, he barely makes sense sometimes. He's very passionate about the Canadian miltary and its veterans, and we should all support them on Remembrance Day by wearing the poppy. Now some are saying no one needs to wear a poppy if they don't want to, it's a choice, etc. Of course not everyone needs to wear a poppy, but when I see someone with a poppy, I see a Canadian who gets it.

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1 hour ago, Shift-4 said:

Thank God there is a sport for middle-sized white boys. - Derek Sutton  ::D 

Yup, tennis is a good game.

Hockey is white, so what?  NBA is mostly black, no?  Who cares?  Just enjoy the great athletes, who play these games, regardless of their skin tone.  Sounds to me like their are a lot of closet racists, who speak about racism being so prevalent only to hide their own issues.  

Buy a friggin' poppy, and support our military, both past and present. See a police officer, and just smile and thank them for their protecting us.  God, people are so caught up in their own selfish little lives they have no time to be grateful for how truly blessed we all are to be in the best country on the planet.  

 Animals are way better than a lot of people.  Come here cat.  Alf gets hungry when he's mad.   

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9 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Yup, tennis is a good game.

Hockey is white, so what?  NBA is mostly black, no?  Who cares?  Just enjoy the great athletes, who play these games, regardless of their skin tone.  Sounds to me like their are a lot of closet racists, who speak about racism being so prevalent only to hide their own issues.  

Buy a friggin' poppy, and support our military, both past and present. See a police officer, and just smile and thank them for their protecting us.  God, people are so caught up in their own selfish little lives they have no time to be grateful for how truly blessed we all are to be in the best country on the planet.  

 Animals are way better than a lot of people.  Come here cat.  Alf gets hungry when he's mad.   

social media has produced an atmosphere where we're all trying to out stupid each other. 

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/the-social-cast-member-jessica-allen-clarifies-cherry-comments-1.4684143

 

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TORONTO - A correspondent on the Canadian daytime talk show "The Social" has clarified her hot-button on-air comments about Don Cherry's firing from "Hockey Night in Canada."

Jessica Allen ruffled feathers Tuesday when discussing Cherry's dismissal from the "Coach's Corner" segment of "Hockey Night in Canada" for suggesting immigrants don't wear poppies.

Allen told viewers that she doesn't "worship at the altar of hockey" and found in her experience that those who do "all tended to be white boys who weren't, let's say, very nice."

 

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Allen went on to say "They were not generally thoughtful, they were often bullies, their parents were able to spend five-thousand dollars a year on minor hockey -- $5,000 is a lot of money," Allen continued in Tuesday's panel discussion.

Allen pointed out "You can do other things besides spending your time in an arena; you can go on a trip and learn about the world, see other things, eh? The world is a big place, maybe get outside of that bubble."

She said for her, Don Cherry is the walking, talking representative of that type.

In Wednesday's opening segment of the CTV series, Allen acknowledged that she "struck a nerve with many people."

She said she was only speaking to her own experiences with specific people who were hockey players.

Allen's comments on Tuesday's show spawned the hashtag "FireJessAllen" and further stoked the social media flames that have erupted over Cherry's firing.

Many hockey parents expressed anger over her comments, with some calling for an apology and her dismissal from the show.

Others said that by stereotyping and singling out a specific group, she did the same thing Cherry did when he called immigrants "you people" and claimed newcomers don't wear poppies and therefore don't support veterans.

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19 minutes ago, gurn said:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/the-social-cast-member-jessica-allen-clarifies-cherry-comments-1.4684143

 

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TORONTO - A correspondent on the Canadian daytime talk show "The Social" has clarified her hot-button on-air comments about Don Cherry's firing from "Hockey Night in Canada."

Jessica Allen ruffled feathers Tuesday when discussing Cherry's dismissal from the "Coach's Corner" segment of "Hockey Night in Canada" for suggesting immigrants don't wear poppies.

Allen told viewers that she doesn't "worship at the altar of hockey" and found in her experience that those who do "all tended to be white boys who weren't, let's say, very nice."

 

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Allen went on to say "They were not generally thoughtful, they were often bullies, their parents were able to spend five-thousand dollars a year on minor hockey -- $5,000 is a lot of money," Allen continued in Tuesday's panel discussion.

Allen pointed out "You can do other things besides spending your time in an arena; you can go on a trip and learn about the world, see other things, eh? The world is a big place, maybe get outside of that bubble."

She said for her, Don Cherry is the walking, talking representative of that type.

In Wednesday's opening segment of the CTV series, Allen acknowledged that she "struck a nerve with many people."

She said she was only speaking to her own experiences with specific people who were hockey players.

Allen's comments on Tuesday's show spawned the hashtag "FireJessAllen" and further stoked the social media flames that have erupted over Cherry's firing.

Many hockey parents expressed anger over her comments, with some calling for an apology and her dismissal from the show.

Others said that by stereotyping and singling out a specific group, she did the same thing Cherry did when he called immigrants "you people" and claimed newcomers don't wear poppies and therefore don't support veterans.

If Cherry is fired she should be too, can't have these double standards imo. 

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