Danno Steps Up To The Plate About Don Cherry
November 28, 2010 in Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, PK Subban Tags: CBC, CRTC, Danno's letter, Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada, Mike Richards, PK Subban
Danno has written an excellent letter to the CRTC voicing his concerns regarding Don Cherry and his rants about PK Subban, which ultimately could lead to the young player getting unnecessarily hurt. Danno sent his letter to me and I’m passing it along to you.
I say good for Danno.
Dennis, I’m tired of Don Cherry and how he’s encouraging everyone to hurt PK Subban. So I went and complained to the CRTC about it.
Go here if you wish to make an official complaint about Don Cherry to the CRTC, like I did.
Below is the letter I sent to them outlining my complaint:
Dear Sir or Madam,
During recent broadcasts of Coaches Corner which airs during Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts on the CBC television network, TV personality Mr. Donald S. Cherry has been repeatedly suggesting that Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban will suffer some physical retaliation as a result of his style of play.
He has shown replays of violent acts and attempts against PK Subban as well as videos by other players including Philadelphia Flyers Captain Mike Richards making threatenning remarks against PK Subban.
Mr. Cherry is constantly and openly encouraging, inciting and justifying violent forms of aggression to be taken against PK Subban.
His main justification for the above is that PK Subban is a player who is new to the NHL and therefor should be showing “respect” by not playing with such a flamboyant style.
This is totally unacceptable.
I am shocked and outraged that this hateful vendetta against an innocent individual is allowed to be broadcast on our public airwaves by the CBC, our public television network.
I would respectfully ask the CRTC to intervene on my behalf and on behalf of all Canadians who expect our public broadcaster to uphold our values and standards which include keeping our airwaves free of content which would encourage hatred and/or violence against an innocent individual.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Complaints can also be sent to the CBC’s Ombudsman:
P.O. Box 500, Station A
Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6