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


The Red Wings said in a statement, "The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, VA".

According to Detroit's Fox2 website, a Michigan-based white nationalist group - called the Detroit Right Wings - uses the National Hockey League team's logo.

The group has been marching with the Red Wings logo and displays it on their YouTube channel, which has a total of 16 subscribers. That thing inside the wheel is an SS pattern.

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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.

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. "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". The GoFundMe raising resulted in only $328 from four total donations.

A state of emergency has been declared in Charlottesville, where hundreds of white nationalists and counter-protesters brawled on Friday night and were still clashing the following day.