Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry is no stranger to making controversial statements, and some joking comments he made during last night’s broadcast have resulted in a firestorm of criticism on Twitter.

The comments came after colleague Ron MacLean, on location in Newfoundland, remarked that he had just chowed down on a seal burger (seal flipper pie is a traditional Newfoundland dish, while seal meat is a dietary staple of the Inuk people).

In response, Cherry jokingly responded that MacLean ate a “little baby seal,”; adding, “What are you, a savage, a barbarian?”;

Cherry was immediately taken to task on Twitter, with some mocking his comments and others calling for an apology. Here’s a sampling:

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Don Cherry has yet to comment on the social media brouhaha.