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.

Here’s the statement from Sportsnet announcing his firing:

“During the broadcast, he made divisive remarks that do not represent our values or what we stand for.”

And here’s the statement from the CBC:

Here’s video of the divisive, discriminatory and offensive remarks: