Well, the headline at the BBC reads, “Canadian hockey pundit fired for poppy rant,” so we guess it was a rant. Ice hockey commentator Don Cherry was asked to step down immediately after his “rant,” in which he urged Canadians to buy a Remembrance Day poppy — and some say targeted immigrants in his comments: “you love our milk and honey,” he said, “at least you can pay a couple of bucks for poppies.
Don Cherry will no longer appear on Canada's No. 1 sports network after referring to immigrants as "you people" https://t.co/QeU7BkjjGR
— CNN (@CNN) November 11, 2019
Here’s the statement from Sportsnet announcing his firing: