Earlier today we published THIS opinion piece about Don Cherry's anti-immigrant rant on last night's episode of Hockey Night in Canada.
We also published THIS piece from the Canadian Press about Sportsnet apologizing for it.
Each and every day there's a new thing for the internet to be outraged about, and often times it's fairly transparent that it's one political opinion versus the next.
However the revulsion for Cherry's latest statement goes beyond the loud roar of a few really angry citizens. It bleeds beyond party lines. It has been condemned by not just "the internet", but noteworthy people and organizations - some who rarely speak out about stuff like this.
Below are 19 of them.
Statement from the National Hockey League regarding Don Cherry’s comments Saturday night: pic.twitter.com/zt57sLy5Fa— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 10, 2019
Statement from Hockey Canada: pic.twitter.com/qwc5F5acKT— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) November 10, 2019
WATCH: Coach's Corner co-host Ron MacLean has apologized to Canadians for the comments Don Cherry made regarding immigrants, saying in part, "I sat there, did not catch and did not respond" pic.twitter.com/k2Zzbu8UYe— NEWS 1130 (@NEWS1130) November 10, 2019
The humourists of Limericking.
There was an old wanker named Don— Limericking (@Limericking) November 10, 2019
Whom several networks had on.
His bigoted jeers
Aired widely for years
All thanks to his bosses, and Ron.
Christy Clark's former press secretary Stephen Smart.
We should all be supporting/remembering those who served, 100% no question. But comments that start with, “You people...” are usually motivated by something else. Come on Don Cherry. Hockey Night in Canada is better than this. https://t.co/sCnNzDNMsj— Stephen Smart (@smartyvr) November 10, 2019
The CBC's Rosemary Barton.
This is well written and argued. https://t.co/JMdyEGOiXO— Rosemary Barton (@RosieBarton) November 10, 2019
Toronto Sun Columnist Steve Simmons.
Don Cherry should not be on Hockey Night in Canada next week. There needs to be some penalty for his hateful words. After that, that's up to Rogers and Jordan Banks.— steve simmons (@simmonssteve) November 10, 2019
I am an immigrant. #youpeople is all of us who came here with hope and dreams and who are working hard every day to help make Canada stronger. We appreciate this nation and al the brave men and women who fought for our liberties.— Arlene Dickinson (@ArleneDickinson) November 10, 2019
Professor Bessma Momani.
Love that #youpeople is trending in Canada. See the responses to hurtful comments made by a celeb hockey commentator on immigrant’s loyalty to this country and wearing poppies. The responses are unabashedly Canadian and inclusive because #YouBelong. 🇨🇦— Bessma Momani (@b_momani) November 10, 2019
Every single year at Remembrance Day services in Calgary, I’m moved by the large numbers of non-white couples and families in the crowd. How dare #DonCherry use this noble occasion to divide us. #yyc #RemembranceDay2019— Don Braid (@DonBraid) November 10, 2019
Reverend Michael Coren.
Is this about Don Cherry’s comments implying forcing minorities to wear Remembrance Day poppies? Or the stuff about Patrick Roy and Tourette’s? Or his reference to “that diabetes stuff”? Or was it something that WASN’T from last night? https://t.co/hea6IBIqBT— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 10, 2019
Good to have this reminder after Don Cherry’s comments last night. Cherry’s remarks were ignorant and prejudiced, and at this point in our history can’t go without comment. https://t.co/ELRHfFdBsF— Bob Rae (@BobRae48) November 10, 2019
Re: Don Cherry - I’m at a Costco In St Johns. It’s whiter than a snow bank. Hundreds here but I’ve only counted 7 poppies so far. The problem isn’t “you people”. It’s “we people.” #remberanceday PS you can buy poppies here. Even in bulk.— Mark Critch (@markcritch) November 10, 2019
And of course Sportsnet.
Statement from Sportsnet: pic.twitter.com/QZ76r9Y7sb— Sportsnet PR (@SportsnetPR) November 10, 2019
Who were then dunked on by The Beaverton.