Red Wings Condemn Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

Red Wings Condemn Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

Red Wings Condemn Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country.

White nationalists clashed with counterprotesters during a rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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.

A video on the scene from a Huffington Post reporter showed multiple people at the rally holding up a sign with the team's logo on it white chanting "blood and soil".

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

The Detroit Red Wings were forced to release a statement dissociating themselves from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., after a group of demonstrators were seen using the team's logo.

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 white nationalist group from MI that calls itself the Detroit Right Wings tweeted Friday night that members had arrived for the rally in Charlottesville.

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