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CBC backed away from Cherry’s comments. Same with the NHL. The Association for Women in Sports Media refused to mince words: “Cherry’s stance that women should not be allowed in hockey locker rooms is as sexist as it is outdated.”

The issue was settled long ago. Cherry is a disquieting reminder of those dark ages. If a female journalist in a locker room causes him such deep-seated embarrassment, perhaps he should look in the mirror for the real source of shame.