Don Cherry reflects on the two words that got him fired from “Hockey Night in Canada”.

The former “Coach’s Corner” host was fired by Sportsnet following a controversial rant about Remembrance Day. Cherry, 85, denounced those who don’t wear a poppy in honour of Canada’s soldiers.

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The two words that arguably had him in more hot water than anything was his use of “you people,” which bears racist undertones. Cherry reflected on his rant in an interview with Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tuesday.

“It’s the two words, ‘You people’ — and you know people are very sensitive like that — that got me,” he told Carlson. “I suppose if I had to do it over again, I would have said ‘everybody,'” he said.

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“‘You people’ are the people they listened to. The silent majority, as you know, are always silent,” he continued. “The police are with me. The forces are with me. Everybody is with me, and the firefighters and the whole deal. But it doesn’t make any sense and I was brought in and I was told I was fired after 38 years. I stand by what I said and I still mean it.”

Cherry insisted: “All I was saying in Toronto, wear your poppies. These soldiers died for our way of life… They died so we can have our way of life and please wear a poppy in their honour.”