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Don Cherry's former co-worker RIPS him apart after seeing his name TRENDING

Published October 16, 2022 at 9:07 PM
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Whether you're a hockey fan or not, you know the name Don Cherry. Years he was one of the most polarizing figures in the National Hockey League and whether you watched the game or not, everyone tuned in to watch 'Coaches Corner.'

After he was fired by Sportsnet, he started his own podcast called ''Grape Vine'' where he continued to share his thoughts about what is happening in the game.

Since his firing, many people have spoken about their relationship with Don and recently his name started trending online which sparked Tara Slone a former colleague to speak up.

Slone was Ron MacLean's partner on Roger's Hometown Hockey, which has been cancelled due to poor ratings.


When Sloan saw Cherry was trending, this is what she wrote:

I see Don Cherry is trending yet again. I have never weighed in, but I want to now.

I like(d) Don as a person, because like many of us, he wasn't just one thing. But I loathed his perspective, more and more as the years went by.

He sort of tolerated Hometown Hockey, but was jealous of Ron's other job/co-host. He thought we were soft and woke and focussed on too much outside of hockey. HTH wasn't for everyone, so that didn't bother me.

He had some good points, probably, once upon a time. He has tons of charisma, which is why he stayed on air for so long. But this incessant and nostalgic elevating of Don as some figure who we should look to as a hockey and political leader? Come ON.

I like him, I really do. I hope he is healthy and doing well. But he is a bigot and had no place on national television with a national platform. It wasn't the poppy incident, it was everything he proclaimed over 3 decades. Come. On. Stop with the deification.



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