After being fired from Sportsnet in early November, Don Cherry is making a rapid return to the airwaves. On Monday, November 18 the Toronto Sun reported that he would be launching a podcast. Even though Coach's Corner is done you will still be able to hear Don Cherry's podcast on his Spotify show called The Grapevine.
On Hockey Night In Canada, he made a now-infamous comment that resulted in him being fired from Sportsnet.
The novelty-suit-wearing commentator has drawn both public support and ire. While some held a rally in Toronto outside of Sportsnet and called for a boycott, others found his comments regarding immigrants wearing poppies to be problematic.
Even though you won't be able to catch him on Coach's Corner anymore, he'll still be voicing his opinions while making the leap to digital.
According to the Toronto Sun, you'll be able to listen to the new podcast version of the Grapevine on Mondays during the hockey season, but the first episode will be out on Tuesday, November 19.
That's about 10 days after he made the original comment that resulted in his termination from Sportsnet. The first episode sounds like it's going to address his exit from the company.
The hockey commentator's new podcast is also going to be a family affair. His son Tim Cherry and grandson Del are reportedly going to be assisting with the podcast and could even come on as co-hosts.
Of course, some Twitter users were quick to comment on the 85-year-old's comeback through more modern methods.
Don Cherry's Grapevine - finally a podcast for people who can't figure out how to listen to podcasts— Justin Morissette 👊🏻 (@Justin Morissette 👊🏻)1574119384.0
Tim Cherry told Joe Warmington from the Toronto Sun that moving forward, the plan is to tape the podcast and post it every Monday.
For hockey fans, it could feel like Hockey Night In Canada is back on the air after a brief hiatus.
Cherry's comments on HNIC on November 9 sparked controversy and conversation in the country.
Regarding immigrants in Canada, he said: "You people that come here, whatever it is, 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."
Jess Allen made comments after Don Cherry's comments and subsequent firing about her personal experience with hockey players referring to them as "white boys" who were often "bullies." There are currently several petitions to get her fired from her position at CTV as a result.