Let’s not pretend otherwise.
During his monologue following Don Cherry’s firing, Ron MacLean tried to cast himself as the aggrieved party, somehow seeking sympathy and talking about how hard all of this has been for him.
He even said he ‘loved’ Don Cherry.
Of course, that is all a distraction from the clear reality of what took place:
Ron MacLean threw Don Cherry under the bus in order to save his job.
At the end of the day, it seems to be a purely self-interested move by MacLean, regardless of how anyone tries to dress it up.
MacLean could have stood up for Don Cherry, and could have defended Cherry’s comments even while saying he would have worded it differently himself.
Instead, he made the politically correct apology, and grovelled for ‘forgiveness.’
Making all of this worse is that MacLean clearly had no problem with Cherry’s comments when they actually happened, giving him the thumbs up. It was only afterwards that MacLean saw the woke outrage mob and decided to reverse himself, suddenly ‘realizing’ he disagreed with what Cherry said.
Of course, without Don Cherry, Ron MacLean would be virtually unknown in Canada, and his refusal to stand up for his ‘friend’ shows a serious lack of appreciation for that fact.
Don Cherry deserved far better, and Ron MacLean deserves tons of criticism for his weak and pandering actions in throwing Cherry under the bus.
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