Friday, 15 December, 2017

Red Wings Condemn Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

Here's why NHL's Detroit Red Wings forced to release a statement denouncing white nationalist group in Virginia Why white supremacy marchers in Charlottesville are using the Detroit Red Wings logo
Lucia Summers | 13 August, 2017, 02:52

The familiar winged-wheel logo is one of the more iconic emblems in hockey, if not the North American sports scene.

The Detroit Red Wings are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a "disturbing" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

USA Today reported that a MI white supremacist group called the Detroit Right Wings uses a slight variation on the team's logo - a red and white vehicle tire with two bird wings attached.

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White nationalists continued the protests Saturday morning at the University of Virginia, carrying tiki torches. The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country. If you saw pictures or videos from Charlottesville, you may have seen the Red Wings' logo.

The NHL also released a statement that said they are "outraged by the irresponsible and improper use of our intellectual property as seen this weekend in Charlottesville, Va".

On Saturday, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent as protesters and counter protesters clashed, causing the state's governor to declare a state of emergency.

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