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Hockey-hypocrisy in Canada cost of legend the Job

"The native people of North America have an inferiority complex."

you will Find this sentence outrageous?

Or this: "women, if you come to the ice hockey : keep an eye on the Puck. I've heard a lot of stupid-ass comments, and always come from women."

Or: "French-Canadians are tearing our country apart."

I Said all of these sentences has the same man in the same consignment: the Don Cherry of the canadian TV classic "Hockey Night in Canada". On Monday, the 85-Year-old is now Holiness, which are superior to those Cherrys even fired – with a note.

For decades, TV producers have benefited from the man with the parrots be liable to suits and the approval of the world millions in front of the television lured advertising and flushed millions into the coffers. He slurred every Saturday night in the first intermission, selected individuals, groups, or half of humanity, insulted, discriminated against. Then he says last Saturday, "you people", throws Canadians with an immigrant background – what is, in truth, all except for unpatriotic behavior, would be the native. And is provided free by his employer, Sportsnet prompt.

A sore thumb: Don cherry's Outfits are one of his trademarks. (Images: sportsnet)

The justification is real satire: "Sportsnet brings people together. It is not uniting them, separating them. In our broadcast on Saturday, Cherry remarks that do not share our values or made, what we stand for." After all, six years have used in the case of Sportsnet, until you noticed what for a guy you let go because Saturday, for Saturday on an audience. The suspicion is that they have realized in the last six years, the grandiose Failure of your business model, namely.

no less than 5.2 billion dollars is the value of the contract, the Sportsnet 2013 with the NHL completed, and the warrants to the station, all TV and digital rights in Canada until 2026. With the Deal of the then-emerging channels pushed the existing rights-holders to the edge, took their signs, such as Don Cherry, upgraded personnel on all fronts. But after a few years, Sportsnet noted that the bill rises: The TV market is shrinking and digital is not in the expected Mass monetize. There is an urgent need to save money.

this Outfit from Don Cherry seems to be the Co-host Ron Maclean a bit, well, surprised. (Image: Screenshot/Sportsnet)

So it came up this spring and summer to the spectacular termination of waves: the majority of the prominent presenters and analysts was put on the road, even the icon of the Cherry was first questioned. Remain in the highly paid was probably only because Sportsnet was afraid of the reactions of the in spite of everything, numerous Cherry Fans and the corresponding loss of image. Maybe Sportsnet decided but also, just wait until the man with the colorful clothes the next Time is impossible.

last Saturday, it was so far. Sportsnet discovered his values. And separated from the hypocritical Cherry.

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Created: 14.11.2019, 10:26 PM

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