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Ottawa, Nov 13 (Canadian-Media): Don Cherry, the veteran sportscaster, regretted Tuesday his remarks on Monday about immigrants not wearing poppies that cost him his job, media reports said.
"You people ... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that.
"These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price," Cherry was reported to say of immigrants during the Coach's Corner segment on Saturday.
Players across the National Hockey League (NHL) reacted to Cherry's remarks on Tuesday.
Cherry added that his many good deeds of the past have been overshadowed by his word choice.
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion in defence of Don Cherry, said, he’s not a racist” and that he “could have used some better words...He should have said all Canadians are not paying attention to Armistice Day or wearing the poppy. That’s what he should have said,” McCallion told Global News Radio AM640.