That Cherry wasn’t just a self-parody, he was a conscious self-parody with a dry self-awareness. Back then he might’ve even thought about his “you people” outburst and apologized. Justin Trudeau did and he’s still got his job. But that kind of fame and celebrity traps and scars almost everyone who achieves it.
The irony is that it was a private, profit-making sports network, not the public, morally posturing national broadcaster, that dumped Cherry. CBC’s VP for PR smugly said they weren’t responsible since they only carry the show and have no, ugh, “purview.” Hands washed. Of course they owned “Hockey Night in Canada,” which incubated Coach’s Corner, for 80 years, till 2014. It still runs out of their building. They just didn’t have the guts to take Cherry on.