While there's two games on the NHL schedule tonight, all anybody is talking about is the Don Cherry firing.
After Sportsnet announced the news, Cherry spoke to the Toronto Sun and said he didn't regret what he said and would say it again.
Now the main sponsor for the "Coach's Corner" segment and the Royal Canadian Legion have released statements and neither of them are in Cherry's corner.
Labatt Breweries of Canada which sponsors Coach’s Corner through Budweiser, released the following statement.
“The comments made Saturday on Coach’s Corner were clearly inappropriate and divisive, and in no way reflect Budweiser’s views,”
“As a sponsor of the broadcast, we immediately expressed our concerns and respect the decision which was made by Sportsnet.”
The Royal Canadian Legion who has a big part in the poppy drive for Remembrance Day also released the following statement.
“Mr. Cherry’s personal opinion was hurtful, divisive and in no way condoned by the legion,”
“His comments ran contrary to our own articles of faith which are based on respect for people from all backgrounds. We do remain appreciative of his passionate support for veterans.
“We know many new Canadians understand and welcome the tradition of the red poppy. For our part, we will continue to do our best to educate all citizens about the significance of this powerful symbol, and the meaning of Remembrance.”
The Legion added that there's nothing to indicate fewer poppies have been sold or worn this year.