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REPORT: Don Cherry has GREAT RESPONSE to former co-worker who RIPPED him apart online

Published October 21, 2022 at 1:03 PM
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Don Cherry is a living legend amongst the Hockey community, whether people think he was on-air for too long or not, people loved him and even if they weren't watching the game, they made sure to tune in for his Coach's Corner.

Last week Cherry's name started trending online and one of his former co-workers, Tara Slone decided it would be a good opportunity to make a public post on social media about him:

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.



After this comment took off online, apparently Don's phone started ringing off the hook, so be shared the following with the Toronto Sun to share what he thought of the comment:

The first thing I said was, ‘Who is she?' I didn't recognize her but someone said she was the one always with Ron (MacLean). I didn't even know who she was.

She was just trying to get some publicity and got her picture in the paper. I don't mind. Now I know who she is.
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