Cherry doesn't mind Hurricanes' T-shirts, doubles down on celebration criticism
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Don Cherry called the Hurricanes "a bunch of jerks" for their post-win celebrations on Saturday, and Carolina responded with a T-shirt embracing his criticism.

Though Cherry's stance hasn't changed, he has no issue with the T-shirts.

“I don’t mind it, if they want to have fun with it,” Cherry said with a laugh, according to the National Post. “I’m sure some of the players are embarrassed but when the owner (Tom Dundon) says ‘be more entertaining,’ I guess that’s what they call entertaining.”

The Hurricanes have played duck-duck-goose, mocked a walk-off home run, and acted as bowling pins among other creative celebrations after home wins.

“We in Canada, at least most of the people I know in Canada, revere the game. I don’t think there’s any secret there,” said Cherry. “I guess I’m the only guy who said it, but that’s why I said it. I mean it, I mean every word.

“We call the Stanley Cup the Holy Grail in Canada and here we have these jerks doing a pantomime after wins.”

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour, who Cherry called a "straight shooter," said he doesn't care what others think about his team's celebrations.

“To me, that demeans the sport," Cherry continued. "It’s like pro wrestling, almost.”

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