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

Ross Houston
August 13, 2017

The team said in a statement it "vehemently" disagrees with the rally and is in no way associated with it.

The Red Wings say they are "exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration".

A slightly modified version of the team's distinctive red-and-white logo is being used at the "Unite the Right" rally by a MI group calling themselves "The Detroit Right Wings".

The National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings on Saturday condemned a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., after white nationalist groups were seen holding items with the team's logo.

A white nationalist group of young MI men called the Detroit Right Wings uses the motto "Rust Reforged" and a logo close to the Red Wings' winged wheel image. That thing inside the wheel is an SS pattern. "We will take immediate and all necessary steps to [ensure] the use is discontinued as promptly as possible, and will vigorously pursue other remedies, as appropriate".

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

One person died and 19 were injured after a vehicle plowed through a crowd Saturday at the rally.

The protests stemmed from the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

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