Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo by white nationalists at rally

Lynette Rowe
August 12, 2017

Fights broke out Friday night when hundreds of white nationalists marched through the UVA campus carrying torches. At least one person was arrested.

Those white supremacists were not only holding a "Unite the Right" rally, but also holding shields that resembled the iconic logo of the Detroit Red Wings.

A state of emergency was declared on Saturday as clashes erupted among thousands of alt-right demonstrators, counter-protesters, white nationalists and supporters of Black Lives Matter.

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In response, the NHL's Detroit Red Wings issued a statement Saturday condemning the bastardized use of their logo in such a hateful way and threatened legal action. If you saw pictures or videos from Charlottesville, you may have seen the Red Wings' logo.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly decried the "irresponsible and improper use" of the logo. "We will take immediate and all necessary steps to insure the use is discontinued as promptly as possible, and will vigorously pursue other remedies, as appropriate".

A white nationalist group from MI that calls itself the Detroit Right Wings tweeted Friday night that members had arrived for the rally in Charlottesville. It is not yet evident whether that group was in attendance in Charlottesville.

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