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Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke entered a radio interview Tuesday thinking he was just going to promote the You Can Play Project started by his son that aims to end homophobia in hockey, but things did not end well.
Burke started off talking about the campaign, then talked a bit about the Leafs before responding to Don Cherry’s charge that the Leafs don’t like players from Ontario. Burke firmly disagreed with Cherry and defended his stance with several facts.
After answering that question, things got awkward when NewsTalk 1010′s John Moore asked about Burke getting fired. Yes, you read that correctly, the host asked Burke what he thought about the suggestion that he should be fired.
Here’s a transcription of the testy exchange, along with audio of Burke hanging up below.
Q: One last question for you, Brian Burke, changing coaches is always an option, but a lot of people on a panel I was hosting this weekend said it was time for the general manager to be changed. Burke: “Well, I ...
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