Canucks' Horvat: Cherry's comments have 'no place' in hockey
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Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat agrees with Sportsnet's decision to fire Don Cherry after the longtime host of "Coach's Corner" went on a divisive rant about immigrants not wearing poppies during his most recent segment on Saturday.

"He's been in the game for a long time and he's been around, but at the same time hockey's supposed to bring people together and there's no place for stuff like that," Horvat said, according to CBC's Eva Uguen-Csenge.

"I think it's the right decision to be made."

Cherry was let go on Monday after intense backlash from his comments lit up social media.

"You people that come here, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that," Cherry said on Saturday.

After being axed from the job Cherry held since 1981, he doubled down rather than apologizing, saying "I know what I said and I meant it."

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Canucks' Horvat: Cherry's comments have 'no place' in hockey
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