Don Cherry's false offensive remarks

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GordonH wrote:Agree or disagree with what Don Cherry said... Rogers Sportsnet was going to do what's best for business there bottom line is $$$.


safe bet sportsnet just lost lots of real hockey fans
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Interesting comment on Global news at noon from Vancouver. They interviewed a few people on this. The reporter said that one gentleman had a fellow coworker who was an immigrant ask why everyone was wearing those red flowers. He explained to the coworker what they meant. So there are many that don't know the reason behind it and they should.
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GraceD wrote:Interesting comment on Global news at noon from Vancouver. They interviewed a few people on this. The reporter said that one gentleman had a fellow coworker who was an immigrant ask why everyone was wearing those red flowers. He explained to the coworker what they meant. So there are many that don't know the reason behind it and they should.


exactly- how :cuss: up is that.......
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I have a feeling Sportsnet is going to feel some heavy backlash. People have just had enough with this snowflake mentality.
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I think Don Cherry is a horrible big mouth, he has never deserved a penny for his announcing.
I would rather live in a small town with 10.000 Don Cherrys,than with one no good slime worm that cries about how offended they are.
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Here you go ex fans of Sportsnet. Send them a nice little letter telling them what you think of what they think free speech is all about. I did. [email protected]
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Good.. his opinion about " you people" should not have been made during his work time.. wonder whom his" me people" are?
Could have said People should wear a poppy.
"morally dubious"
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GraceD wrote:Interesting comment on Global news at noon from Vancouver. They interviewed a few people on this. The reporter said that one gentleman had a fellow coworker who was an immigrant ask why everyone was wearing those red flowers. He explained to the coworker what they meant. So there are many that don't know the reason behind it and they should.



Lol
Many born in Canada can't name all provinces and territories. Many have no idea when WW1 and WW2 took place.
Many have no idea Canada with just under 8 million population had close to 61,000 Canadians killed during WW1, and another 172,000 wounded.

You don't need an example of a singular New to Canada immigrant to find the ignorant we breed them in Canada every *bleep* day.
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GraceD wrote:Interesting comment on Global news at noon from Vancouver. They interviewed a few people on this. The reporter said that one gentleman had a fellow coworker who was an immigrant ask why everyone was wearing those red flowers. He explained to the coworker what they meant. So there are many that don't know the reason behind it and they should.


Next door the construction crew has had the ghetto blaster rocking all morning. Saws, hammers, compressors, laughing and joking, not a single poppy on display and not a moment of silence. I was watching the livestream from Victory Square due to a personal connection to that ceremony.

Is there a "you people" situation here?
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It's a good thing Don Cherry didn't do blackface this Halloween otherwise people might elect him to be the Prime Minister.

Hypocritical identity politics.
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Don Cherry has always been an embarrassment to Canadians and Canadian hockey fans. He has always been offensive and safe bet he turned off many new hockey fans. Also a safe bet sportsnet could be picking up a whole new slew of fans
(no real hockey fan will ever stop watching hockey because goofball's not around any more; most will be relieved)
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the truth wrote:
GordonH wrote:Agree or disagree with what Don Cherry said... Rogers Sportsnet was going to do what's best for business there bottom line is $$$.


safe bet sportsnet just lost lots of real hockey fans

Most of those "real" hockey fans are either in one of the irrelevant demographics (over 49 years old) or will be back before too long. This move almost certainly will be popular among people who have been turned off by Don Cherry's increasingly irrelevant and outdated attitudes, people who are in that valuable 18-34 demographic. This is almost certainly about money and key demographic audience numbers.
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GordonH wrote:Agree or disagree with what Don Cherry said... Rogers Sportsnet was going to do what's best for business there bottom line is $$$.

the truth wrote:safe bet sportsnet just lost lots of real hockey fans


Since they have rights to nhl games & tsn only shows to regional viewers. NHL center ice is operated by rogers.
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Drip_Torch wrote:Next door the construction crew has had the ghetto blaster rocking all morning. Saws, hammers, compressors, laughing and joking, not a single poppy on display and not a moment of silence. I was watching the livestream from Victory Square due to a personal connection to that ceremony.

Is there a "you people" situation here?

Absolutely.

But rather than accepting that truth, let's just keep focusing on some "underlining" words to be offended by.
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safe bet sportsnet will get more complaints for firing don now, then firing him for saying --you people- what f :cuss: times we live in
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