Don Cherry marks 80th birthday in Russia, of all places

Don Cherry in a pink suit as Rob Ford is handed the chain of office Dec. 7, 2010. (Dave Abel/QMI...

Don Cherry in a pink suit as Rob Ford is handed the chain of office Dec. 7, 2010. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency/Files)

JOE WARMINGTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:23 AM ET

TORONTO - To Russia with plaid.

Or maybe that should be pink — as in the symbolic pink suit he wore back in 2010 at Mayor Rob Ford’s swearing-in ceremony.

Either way, leave it to Don Cherry to be making news on his 80th birthday Wednesday.

If all went as scheduled, he was to turn 80 in the air on his way to Sochi and land on Russian soil as an octogenarian.

That’s right, perhaps Russia’s most ardent critic, Donald Stewart Cherry, born Feb. 5, 1934, in Kingston, Ont., is celebrating his big birthday in Russia.

Put that in your pipe you pinko, commie, lefty, kooks.


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