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After comments seemingly targeting immigrants for not wearing poppies, veteran hockey commentator Don Cherry was fired by Sportsnet this week.
His words — pointing at "you people ... that come here" — unleashed a fury of upset and turned Canada's beloved game, inside out.
Our question this week: Was it necessary to fire Don Cherry?