Don Cherry remembers Rob Ford on Twitter
Coach's Corner star calls former Toronto mayor 'a great guy'
Don Cherry had a lot to say in the wake of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford's death.
The Coach's Corner star took to Twitter Tuesday night in defence of the once polarizing politician.
1) I don’t know, maybe it’s me, when I hear these media types go on and on and on about what a great guy Rob Ford was now that he’s dead—@CoachsCornerCBC
2) I wonder, where were these people when Rob needed them when the lefties were piling on him. Rob’s whole life was for helping people.—@CoachsCornerCBC
Cherry continued with a 12-tweet rant that highlighted Ford's contributions to the community and was highly critical of the treatment Ford received from the media while he was in office.
"Rob dedicated his life to inner city kids to have a life with football to help them. He spent thousands of his own money to help them and hours and hours to coach them," Cherry tweeted.
"And when he tried to raise money for the football teams and the kids they took him to court cause of the letterhead. They took away from him the kids he loved and his coaching job so he went into a state of depression."
Cherry pointed at the media's scrutiny of any mistakes Ford made.
"How about the media, playing up every mistake he ever made. Even when he fell down throwing the football, they must have shown that a hundred times...The left wing kooks had a field day, they showed no mercy. Rob helped hundreds of people nobody knows about."
The Hockey Night in Canada veteran concluded by extending his thoughts to the Ford family.
10) no mercy. Rob helped hundreds of people nobody knows about. I remember when I went to city council, to put the mayor’s chain of office—@CoachsCornerCBC
11) around Rob’s neck, when he became mayor, I couldn’t believe the hate towards Rob from those left wing kooks. He was the people’s mayor—@CoachsCornerCBC
12) and a great guy. Rob had a lot of friends and I know we all send our thoughts to his kids, wife, mom and Doug. Rest in peace Rob.—@CoachsCornerCBC
Ford died Tuesday morning after battling cancer since 2014 and Cherry constantly supported him throughout his mayorship. The 82-year-old Cherry presented Ford with the chain of office during his swearing-in ceremony in 2010.