Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:16 PM
Known to many as the most outspoken man in sports, iconic Canadian commentator and television personality Don Cherry is once again facing criticism after offering input to a discussion well outside of the hockey world.
During his CBC Hockey Night in Canada segment, Coach's Corner, on Saturday, a day after groundhog Wiarton Willie predicted six more weeks of winter, Cherry implied that Canada’s ongoing cold weather was contradictory to the concept of global warming.
"He predicts six more weeks of cold weather", Cherry said, seated in front of a plush-toy likeness of Willie. "Now, I’d like to ask you with your left-wing, pinko friends: What about the warming trend?" he asked co-host Ron MacLean.
Storied Canadian hockey sportscasters Don Cherry (L) and Ron MacLean, hosts of "Coach's Corner on Hockey Night in Canada", unveil their 2015 Canada's Walk of Fame star on King St in Toronto, Ontario Canada July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
When MacLean tried to change the subject, Cherry persisted.
"I'm just asking, the cuckaloos always say 'the warming trend'; we're freezing to death," he said.
"We’re not totally cuckaloos if you look at some of the things going on in our world," MacLean replied.
The formed Boston Bruins coach has been known to be unapologetically opinionated on and off screen, making his two-cents known as to Toronto's bike lanes, politics, European imports to the NHL, and whether or not female journalists may go inside NHL locker rooms to seek interviews.
On Jan. 1, Cherry linked to a document from his twitter, where he asked "left-wing kooks" what happened to global warming.
Cherry has faced criticism on social media for his comments.
"In east, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our country, but not our country, was going to pay TRILLIONS of dollars to protect against. Bundle up!," he tweeted in Dec. 2017.
Multiple climate scientists have criticized trump, asserting that since climate and weather are two different things, a frigid winter does not prove that global warming is fake.
"You see, weather is like your mood and climate is like your personality. Related, but different," said The Weather Network's chief meteorologist Chris Scott. "For example, one tweet storm at 3 a.m. doesn’t mean a person has a hostile personality. Maybe it’s just a bad night/day? That’s like the weather. A record cold New Year’s Eve doesn’t make global warming any less real."Watch below: A link is becoming clear between wildfires and climate change
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