Detroit Red Wings Denounce Use of Logo In Charlottesville Riot By White Supremacists (VIDEO)
On Saturday, fights erupted and a few people were injured after a white supremacists group and counter protesters clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia, forcing local police and Governor Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency.
Those white supremacists were not only holding a “Unite the Right” rally. They were also holding shields that resembled the iconic logo of the Detroit Red Wings.
The team immediately released a statement denouncing any involvement with these groups and what happened in the riots.
“The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, Va.,” the team said in a statement. “The Red Wings believe that Hockey is for Everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation.
“We are exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration.”
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 12, 2017