The outburst sparked a swift backlash from the public, politicians and the National Hockey League.
British immigrant Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a political consultant and former Planned Parenthood official in Ottawa, denounced Cherry.
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"During the broadcast, he made divisive remarks that do not represent our values or what we stand for", said a partial statement from Rogers.
Robertson echoed Cherry's statements to CTV on Monday, saying "people need to assimilate and become one".
A Rogers Sportnet TV sports executive finally decided it was time for Don Cherry's time on Hockey Night In Canada to come to an end on November 11, 2019. "Now, all of the sudden, I'm not appreciating veterans". The people that tune into Coach's Corner, I didn't want them to see a simp. But last night, I know we failed you.
Cherry, who spent almost four decades as hockey's most colourful and controversial television personality, said he wasn't trying to single out any specific group when he said 'you people, ' and admitted that his choice of words was a mistake. It suggested that they were cutting costs because of the contract, but the network says it's still a fantastic business deal.
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Criticism of Cherry's comments poured in quickly as video clips of the segment circulated online.
Cherry spent 38 years with Sportsnet and had come under fire previously for his outspoken views.
"Mr. Cherry's personal opinion was hurtful, divisive and in no way condoned by the Legion", their official Twitter account posted in a short thread Monday afternoon.
"I could've stayed on if I wanted to and knuckled under, and turned into a simp, but that's not my style", Cherry told Newstalk 1010.
"I'm not going to change", he added, "Because I've only got a couple of years left anyhow". It's kind of unusual, to be unemployed halfway through the season - and of all days, Remembrance Day. And of all days Remembrance Day.
Growing up playing hockey, Toor said he was often the only South Asian player on his teams, and that Edmonton has come a long way in becoming more welcoming of diversity.
Cherry, however, denies he was singling out visible minorities. I wish I would've said 'everyone, ' " said Cherry. If you watch 'Coach's Corner, ' I did not say that.
"The "Hockey Night in Canada" franchise has been largely white people commenting on the sporting activities of seemingly straight, white, young, able-bodied men". On Newstalk 1010, he said he was referring to "everyone".