Former Montreal Canadian turned broadcaster Chris Nilan says he was fired from TSN 690, a Montreal sports radio station, after he refused a COVID-19 vaccine.
In a letter posted to Twitter on Thursday advising listeners of his passing, Nilan said that his employer, Bell Media, asked him to get vaccinated late last year.
He said he had consulted with his doctor and because of his unspecified health condition he decided not to get vaccinated.
Nilan said the waiver request was denied and on Tuesday he received a letter signed by a Bell Media executive informing him that his contract was about to be terminated, which he called an “action.” unfair action”.
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Bell Media did not comment on the departure, but Nilan’s profile has been removed from the TSN 690 website.
Nilan, who hosted the radio show “Off the Cuff” for several years, played 688 games in the National Hockey League between 1979 and 1992 with the Canadianiens, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers.
Nicknamed “Knuckles” for his willingness to take off his gloves, he scored 225 points, including 110 goals, and played 3,043 minutes in the box.
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