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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 08:32 PM
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The latest twist in the Don Cherry controversy saw him do something he rarely, if ever, has done before apologize and admit he was wrong.

Cherry apologized to three former NHL enforcers, Chris Nilan, Stu Grimson and Jim Thomson, for using inflammatory terms in criticizing their beliefs that fighting should be banned by the NHL. He said they were hypocrites for not only calling for a ban on something they all once made their living with but also for linking the job of an NHL fighter to depression and substance abuse.

I was 100-per-cent wrong, Cherry said on his Coachs Corner segment Saturday night on the CBCs Hockey Night In Canada. When you are wrong, you have to admit it.

His original remarks on Hockey Night In Canada on the opening night of the NHL season set off yet another controversy involving Cherry that caught the attention of fans across North America. In his second appearance on the CBC show, on Oct. 8, Cherry offered a lukewarm apology for the names he called the three players but insisted he was not wrong in his views. /

Well big guy!

All you have left is to watch what happened to a guy called Black!
You made your bed. Now you will have it!
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 12:29 AM
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1. Hasn't Cherry basically devoted his whole career to the idea
that both NHL players and men in general should be brutal, arrogant jerks, if not outright savages?

Also, IIRC, he made a rather truculent introduction of Toronto's new right-wing mayor, Rob Ford, at Ford's swearing-in ceremony.
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