Hockey fans react to Don Cherry getting fired by Sportsnet

Nov 11 2019, 9:54 pm

The hockey world was stunned on Monday afternoon when the news broke that Sportsnet had fired Don Cherry after nearly 40 years on Hockey Night in Canada.

The firing came less than 48 hours after the 85-year-old made xenophobic remarks about immigrants not buying poppies for Remembrance Day. While the network and Ron MacLean have both apologized for the incident, Cherry refused.

Cherry’s tenure has been a controversial one – especially in recent years – but there’s no question he’s had a strong influence in the hockey community throughout his time covering the sport.

Here’s how fans and media reacted on Twitter:

Cherry’s dismissal leaves questions surrounding who will replace the Coach’s Corner host, or whether the segment will even continue to run.

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