Don Cherry complaints overwhelm Canadian broadcast standards website

Ailish Forfar
NHL Editor

So many people have complained to the Canada Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) about Don Cherry’s racist comments on Saturday night that their system, literally, cannot take any more.

statement on the CBSC's website shared that they will not be able to accept any further complaints regarding the comments because their technical processing capacities cannot handle the quantity.

The CBSC has received a large number of very similar complaints concerning Coach’s Corner broadcast on CBC (Sportsnet) on November 9, 2019, exceeding the CBSC’s technical processing capacities. Accordingly, while the CBSC will be dealing with this broadcast under its normal process, it is not able to accept any further complaints.

Cherry has yet to apologize for his racist rant aimed at immigrants for not purchasing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

“You people... love our way of life, love our milk and honey. At least you could pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that. These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada,” Cherry said.

After the comment gained traction online, Sportsnet issued a vague statement, and co-host Ron MacLean apologized, but Cherry has yet to do either.

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