Hockey fans refuse to forget that a year ago today, Don Cherry was fired by Sportsnet for making divisive comments about immigrants and newcomers to Canada who do not wear a poppy to show support for Canadian veterans.
“You people … you love our way of life, love our milk and honey. At least you could pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that. These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada.”
Those words generated enough outrage online to the point where Rogers felt they had no choice but to dismiss Cherry from his job.
While Remembrance Day just days away and the elections getting out of control in America, Cherry started trending in Canada on social media as fans remembered how he was fired and others calling him out again for his actions. This happened at the same time as Whole Foods stores announced that they are banning their employees from wearing poppies this month.
Check out what’s happening just on Twitter on Friday:
Grapes spent four decades in the NHL between his time as a player, coach and commentator and has since held a podcast that many fans keep up with. One thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that Cherry remains a very controversial character and fans are never going to stop talking about him… even during an American election that is taken over the newsfeed since Tuesday.