Hockey commentator Don Cherry is in the limelight yet again, this time for complaining that he hardly ever sees people he thinks to be brand-new immigrants using poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

The 85-year-old Cherry said on Saturday on his weekly Coach's Corner section as part of Hockey Night in Canada that he's less often seeing individuals using poppies anymore to honour fallen Canadian soldiers-- and he singled out those he thinks are immigrants in Toronto, triggering a speedy online reaction.

"You individuals ... you enjoy our lifestyle, you like our milk and honey, a minimum of you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that," Cherry stated. "These guys spent for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the most significant cost."

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Don Cherry sparked online backlash on Saturday night for his remarks about immigrants not wishing to wear poppies ahead of Remembrance Day. 0:50

Among the online reactions was one from Paula Simons, an independent senator from Alberta.

She composed that it has actually not been her experience that new immigrants don't use poppies or value the tragedies of war, and even more condemned the belief behind Cherry's remarks.

"We do not honour the sacrifice of those who died in fight by sowing division or mistrust," Simons composed.

Cherry made his comment prior to running his yearly Remembrance Day video montage, where he is seen strolling through a military cemetery in France checking out the graves of Canadian soldiers who went to battle in the First World War.

Poppies are offered every year starting on the last Friday in October up until Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 by The Royal Canadian Legion to raise cash in assistance of veterans and their households.