Detroit Red Wings denounce use of their logo at white supremacist demonstration

Doug Mendoza
August 12, 2017

A university spokesman said one person was arrested and several people were injured.

White nationalist demonstrators walk through town after their rally was declared illegal near Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

The team immediately released a statement denouncing any involvement with their actions and what happened in the riots.

The Detroit Red Wings said they "vehemently disagree" with the use of their logo by far-right extremists at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Images appeared on Twitter on Saturday of people carrying shields bearing the Red Wing motif as they were on their way to the Unite the Right rally, which was scheduled to begin at noon.

The Red Wings said their statement would be their only comment on the matter.

Katie Strang of the Athletic Detroit reports that NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told her the league is "offended and outraged" by this and will explore legal actions to "address offensive and unauthorized" use of property.

A group that goes by the "Detroit Right Wings" uses a red and right wing logo that is similar to the hockey team's logo. It is not yet evident whether that group was in attendance in Charlottesville.

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