The Gazette’s Jack Todd has put the hammer down on Don Cherry, calling him a phoney, and saying Cherry’s not at all the man of the people he wants everyone to believe. Sometimes I disagree with Todd’s opinions but in this case, I’m onboard.
Todd, in his article, which can be seen its entirety here – Don Cherry is a Phony, says “I know someone who has held the same bluecollar job for at least the past 15 years. Cherry has walked past this person on a regular basis for all those years -and never once said hello.”
I also have an example. In 2002 Hockey Day in Canada was held in Windsor, Nova Scotia, and I have a friend here in Powell River who grew up in the Maritime community. He was back visiting a few years ago, and he ran into an old buddy who happened to have had the job of picking up Cherry at a nearby airport and driving him to the local arena for the Hockey Day festivities.
Turns out, Cherry never said one word in the car to the gentleman, from start to finish, even though the fellow tried to talk to him.