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Don Cherry Thinks Women Don't Belong In Male Locker Rooms

Don Cherry, quite possibly the single greatest example of an empty suit, went off on a sexist tangent tonight where he told viewers he thought women should not be allowed in a men's locker room.

Cherry's comments come in support of the embattled Chicago Blackhawk, Duncan Keith, who came under fire for this post-game exchange with Vancouver radio reporter Karen Thomson earlier this week:

"It looked like maybe there was a penalty that went undetected. You seemed a bit frustrated," she replied.

"Oh, no," Keith said. "I don't think there was anything. I think he scored a nice goal. The ref was right there. That's what the ref saw. We should get you as a ref maybe, eh?"

Thomson then told Keith she couldn't skate, prompting his parting shot: "The first female referee. You can't play probably either, right? But you're thinking the game like you know it? OK, see ya."


Keith later said he was just angry—"call me a sore loser," he said—and meant nothing by it. Thomson, for her part, has said much the same and moved on.

Cherry still felt it necessary to stick up for Keith, though. His reasoning is predictably non-sensical. A woman is not actually equal to a man, they are better than men. Women are on a pedestal, he says. The kind of pedestal that should be kept out of the locker room, effectively rendering said pedestal useless in comparison to the rest of its pedestal peers, because the male players are sexist and try to show them their penises.

Got all that, Cringing Ron MacLean?

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