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Auction house apologizes to Don Cherry over mansion mistake

A house being auctioned off Aug.17, 2014. The homeowner told his real estate agent the home once belonged to Don Cherry. YOUTUBE/Sam McDadi

An auction house is apologizing to Don Cherry for erroneously promoting a mansion as having belonged to the hockey commentator.

Ritchies Auctioneers said in a statement the “trusted” owner had told them Cherry previously owned the home in Mississauga.

Cherry took to Twitter Tuesday to say he never lived there, calling the auction house “liars” and saying it was “pretty low” to use his name to sell a home.

Ritchies issued a retraction and removed any mention of Cherry from the listing for the mansion — up for bid on Aug. 17.

The home is described as having five plus three bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a tennis court and a pool on a hectare lot overlooking the Credit River ravine.