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Don Cherry On Sportsnet Firing: "I Meant What I Said"

Don Cherry after being fired by Sportsnet yesterday told the TORONTO STAR that he "could still be on" the Coach's Corner segment, but that he "refused to apologize." Cherry said, "I could have stayed if I had wiped the floor with myself, and returned as a tamed person. I don’t feel that the people who watch Coach’s Corner deserve something like that. I would rather go out on my shield. ... I don’t regret a thing. I said what I said, I meant what I said" (TORONTO STAR, 11/12). The lack of apology was "likely the last straw" as far as Sportsnet was concerned (TORONTO STAR, 11/12).