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Offline the_squid

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« on: November 11, 2019, 12:23:11 pm »
Don is in hot water.  Twitter is in a rage!  Sports net has to apologize.  An 85 year old man gave his opinion and it was, shockingly, a bit xenophobic.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/scott-stinson-after-his-you-people-diatribe-its-time-to-find-out-if-don-cherry-is-truly-untouchable

I donít think Sportsnet will fire him.  He may tone it down for a while...   and maybe heíll retire after this season...   but he has plenty of supporters.  Itís more selective outrage...   the interwebs crowd piling on.  Most probably donít even watch hockey...  and many probably voted to keep a PM in power who wore blackface.  Maybe Iím wrong...   

Hereís a good summary and some reporting about it:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jCarkyvvFNI
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Offline waldo

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 12:43:01 pm »
...  and many probably voted to keep a PM in power who wore blackface.  Maybe Iím wrong...

how many? And how many realized the resulting reaction was wholly politically partisan, CPC driven, media fueled, etc.? How many?

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 12:44:43 pm »
how many? And how many realized the resulting reaction was wholly politically partisan, CPC driven, media fueled, etc.? How many?

No idea.  I didnít take a poll.  Purely speculation on my part.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 01:03:07 pm »
Seems more the people who pretended they were outraged by Trudeau's blackface are defending Don for this and attacking the people who are criticizing him by bringing up Trudeau.
Good thing the election's over and nobody really cares what Don Cherry says anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 01:09:45 pm »
Seems more the people who pretended they were outraged by Trudeau's blackface are defending Don for this and attacking the people who are criticizing him by bringing up Trudeau.

Fair enough...   I am going to edit my post. 

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Good thing the election's over and nobody really cares what Don Cherry says anyway.

I think youíd be surprised by how many people actually do care what Cherry says.

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 01:36:51 pm »
One of the freedoms those people fought for was the freedom to choose whether or not to wear a poppy.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 02:13:21 pm »
One of the freedoms those people fought for was the freedom to choose whether or not to wear a poppy.

Sure...   but thereís no freedom from criticism.  Like Don is finding out...   
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 02:21:26 pm »
Sure...   but thereís no freedom from criticism.  Like Don is finding out...

It's more because Don targeted immigrants, not just people who don't wear poppies. I wouldn't have had any problem with him doing that.

He had to add "come here" to "you people".
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 02:24:44 pm »
It's more because Don targeted immigrants, not just people who don't wear poppies. I wouldn't have had any problem with him doing that.

He had to add "come here" to "you people".

I agree...   but the man hates Swedes...   not surprising he may be xenophobic when it comes to other people too.  Plus, he is actually paid to be controversial.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 02:30:32 pm »
I agree...   but the man hates Swedes...   not surprising he may be xenophobic when it comes to other people too.  Plus, he is actually paid to be controversial.

I wonder if Don is aware that over 130,000 members of the Indian army died fighting alongside other Commonwealth and Empire troops during the two world wars, many of them in Flanders and all of them volunteers. Sikhs made up a greater proportion of that army than any single group and many of their descendants immigrated to Canada.
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 02:46:26 pm »
I wonder if Don is aware that over 130,000 members of the Indian army died fighting alongside other Commonwealth and Empire troops during the two world wars, many of them in Flanders and all of them volunteers. Sikhs made up a greater proportion of that army than any single group and many of their descendants immigrated to Canada.

Do we know that he was talking about Indians?   Maybe he was talking about Swedes again...   I dunno.   85 year old xenophobic man who is paid to be controversial yells at the clouds....  no big deal.

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 02:49:44 pm »
Do we know that he was talking about Indians?   Maybe he was talking about Swedes again...   I dunno.   85 year old xenophobic man who is paid to be controversial yells at the clouds....  no big deal.

Horrors, we are being overrun by poppyless Swedes.
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 02:53:35 pm »
Horrors, we are being overrun by poppyless Swedes.

Maybe...   they also refuse to drop the gloves, so ****íem. 

Lots more people will be tuned in to Coachís Corner next Saturday.....   mission accomplished? 

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 02:58:58 pm »
Boy was I wrong.....    Cherry was fired.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/don-cherry-fired
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 03:23:17 pm »
Do we know that he was talking about Indians?   Maybe he was talking about Swedes again...   I dunno.   85 year old xenophobic man who is paid to be controversial yells at the clouds....  no big deal.
How would he know they're immigrants? I have a feeling the immigrants he visually identified weren't blonde with blue eyes.