Headline RoundupNovember 11th, 2019

Hockey Commentator Don Cherry Fired After Criticizing Those Who Don't Honor Veterans

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Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry was fired Monday in the midst of a 38-year career after he said on air that not enough people in Toronto wear poppies to honor war veterans and those who died in battle, as is Canadian tradition every Nov. 11.

Media coverage on the left framed Cherry's comments as racist and anti-immigrant, pointing to his use of the phrase "you people". Media outlets and commentators on the right framed the story as emblematic of the overreaches of cancel culture, saying Cherry's criticisms applied to all regardless of race or immigration status. AllSides breaks down the differences in coverage on the blog.

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