Coach's Corner is not about politics. Don is fine sticking to hockey.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
News Columnists / Joe Warmington
Okay, Vancouver, wear red for Cherry
By JOE WARMINGTON (external - login to view), Toronto Sun
Last Updated: January 7, 2011 8:46pm
A group calling itself Hockey Fans for Peace will be at the Rogers’ Arena in Vancouver protesting Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner support for our Canadian troops Saturday.
“He’s invoking the soldiers as a way of promoting the war,” Derrick O’Keefe of Stopwar.ca has been quoted as saying, adding Cherry is “100% pro-war.”
Kimball Cariou said the CBC should either “stop the promotion of militarism during hockey broadcasts, or else allow one of its members to debate Cherry” on Coach’s Corner.
Right! Cherry showing the pictures of our fallen soldiers is far more noble than trying to cheaply grab some national attention off our war dead.
One way Vancouver fans can show support for the troops, and tell all left-wing kooks to stick it in their pipe, is wear red at tonight’s game. Very few Canadians are on the Taliban’s side. Exale at my pal Augusto (Bong) Capitin’s place instead.