With the great Don Cherry turning up as part of ESPN’s hockey coverage, let’s go back to mid-December, when one of his “Coach’s Corners” on HNIC caused something of a stir:
Cherry then referred to œa left winger on the Bruins as œDr. Suzuki.
The player in question was Andrew Ference, who initiated an environmental program for the Bruins and spends his off-seasons working with children in developing countries. Hockey Night ran a feature on Ference on Dec. 15.
Ference is a defencemen, but in the context of Cherry’s politics and ideology, he’s a left winger in the mould of famed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki.
œThat was sickening last week by the way, Cherry said of the Ference feature.
œWhat? MacLean said. œWhat is going on with you here?
œWhat is this stuff? Cherry asked. œIt’s Hockey Night in Canada. And we’re talking about saving the world and all that stuff. Let’s talk about hockey.
No doubt Ference will be touched to learn that Grapes is joining his side, by giving all his ESPN cash to the Humane Society. As the owner – sorry, “companion” – of the famous English bull terrier “Spuds Mackenzie,” Cherry is a well-known friend to animals.
This donation by Mr. Cherry serves as a direct attack on all hunting and fishing activities of every North American, and should not be taken lightly.
Don Cherry and ESPN now stand to make a substantial donation that will be used against you, the hunter/fisherman….
Actually, I don’t think Don is a bad guy, per se. Just a bit misguided in his philanthropic desires.
From my view – any donation to an anti-hunting organization should not be condoned by “The Worldwide Leader In Sports,” especially considering that their weekend programming consists of several hunting/fishing shows.
I hate the Humane Society.