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A Pro-Hockey Team From Russia Just Offered Don Cherry A Job & A New Suit

Looks like his career might not be over.
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Don Cherry's Poppy Rant Got Him A New Job Offer In Russia

It seems like inflammatory comments calling out immigrants on national television isn't exactly a career-ending move. Don Cherry's poppy rant which cost him his job at Sportsnet has gotten him a new job offer. A professional hockey team from Russia wants him as their analyst.

HC Dynamo Moscow, a professional hockey team from Russia, has thrown their support behind Cherry and actually offered him a job with the team.

In a tweet on November 12, not even a day after Cherry was fired from Sportsnet, HC Dynamo Moscow asked him to come to Russia and be an analyst for the team.

They even offered to make him a new suit.

"We heard that you were fired. It’s not good! Come to Russia, we need an analyst for Dynamo TV," the team said in the tweet.

On the November 9 broadcast of Hockey Night In Canada's Coach's Corner, Cherry made comments about "you people" coming to Canada yet not wearing poppies to honour Canada's soldiers. 

"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," Cherry said on Coach's Corner.

"These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price."

The comments are being taken as anti-immigrant.

Cherry denied that the comments were about immigrants even though he literally said, "you people that come here." 

What he said on Coach's Corner got a lot of backlash online from Canadians upset at his comment and so many people complained to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council that its website literally couldn't take any more. 

Even NDP leader Jagmeet Singh addressed Cherry's "you people" comment by tweeting a photo of his great grandfather who served in World War I and World War II.

Despite all the backlash, HC Dynamo Moscow still wants Cherry to come work for them.

But people aren't convinced that HC Dynamo Moscow actually knows anything about Cherry, citing his past comments about Russia and Russian hockey players.

"If there's anything Don Cherry is known for, it's his love of Russians," one user wrote sarcastically. 

Along with denying his comment was about immigrants and not apologizing for what he said, Cherry told the Toronto Sun, "I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers."

The 85-year-old still has some career options despite his comment. But it'll require a serious change of scenery.

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    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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