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Don Cherry Is Canada's 'Nutty Uncle Mowing The Lawn In His Underwear,' Says Ron James (VIDEO)

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Don Cherry can't get a break (or is it that Canadians can’t get a break from Don Cherry?) Either way, Canada’s ‘patron saint’ of hockey is under fire from all corners.

Children’s singer Raffi recently urged his 3,800 Twitter followers to mute Coach’s Corner, accusing Cherry of being a personality who “sounds and acts like a bully.”

Cherry was angered to learn a fake quote attributed to him was included in a list of the year’s most memorable quotes by The Canadian Press (CP apologized).

And Cherry himself had to apologize for comments he made in October about a group of retired NHL enforcers.

Which makes Grapes ripe for the picking by Ron James, who takes a swipe at Cherry and his sartorial choices on the Ron James Show: New Year’s Edition, which airs on CBC TV Jan. 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

“Geez, you never know what he’s going to say any more do you? He’s like a nutty uncle mowing the lawn in his underwear, isn’t he?,” James says.

As for Cherry’s wild suits, James notes, “Liberace on acid couldn’t dream up those fashion nightmares.”

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The Ron James Show airs weekly on CBC TV, Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET. His New Year’s Eve Special airs Jan. 1, 2012 at 9 p.m. He’s also on Facebook and Twitter.

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