Don Cherry wasn’t the only broadcaster under fire for Saturday’s anti-immigrant comments during Hockey Night in Canada.
Ron MacLean, his friend and longtime Coach’s Corner sidekick, faced heavy criticism for being complicit in Cherry’s rant. Cherry has since been fired by Sportsnet for his comments.
“You people… you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said on the Saturday broadcast. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.”
Instead of fighting back, MacLean was seen nodding his head, and gave a thumbs up at the end of the segment.
On Sunday, MacLean apologized.