MISISSAUGA, ul. – Don Ferry refuses to apologize for his controversial regret over new poppy-free immigrants, saying he could keep his job as co-host of Corner Corner if he agrees to become "a modest robot no one I wouldn't admit it. "
Sportsnet cut ties with longtime co-host of the Canadian Ice Hockey segment, saying in a statement that after discussions with Cherry, it was decided that "it was the right time for him to step down immediately".
Sherry in an interview with Toronto-based KISS 92.5 radio station said he thought what he said when he made the remarks Saturday night, and still believes everyone in Canada should wear poppy to honor fallen soldiers.
"It makes no sense. If you look at what I said, I didn't say immigrants, what I said is for everyone, and I mean for everyone, "he said, adding that what he said applies to English, Scottish or Irish immigrants or any newcomers.
ANSWER: Don Ferry retires from hockey night in Canada
"Somehow or another it is misinterpreted. I've visited [the] Armed forces, bases, I've been in Afghanistan at Christmas and I'm walking around and thinking of every word I said and not taking it back, "Jerry continued. "If I had to turn into a modest robot to continue my work, I don't think people would want that. I refuse to knock on the floor, so I was fired. "
When Mori Herman, who was conducting the interview, asked Jerry what he had to say to those who wanted the shot, Jerry said, "Well."
Organizations, including the Royal Canadian Legion, Budweiser and NHL, described the comments as harmful and divisive. Cherry-colored posters and the words "didn't want" also appeared in Ladner.
There is no word on a possible replacement for the longtime commentator, and Jerry himself has said he has no immediate plans, but has received an offer in Russia. He added that he receives many phone calls and support texts.
Rogers, who owns Sportsnet, is also the parent company of this radio station and website.