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Detroit Red Wings Threaten Legal Action Against White Nationalist Rally

13 August 2017, 04:22 | Anna Jefferson

Why white supremacy marchers in Charlottesville are using the Detroit Red Wings logo

Alt-right rally members including some carrying shields with the logo of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings are seen in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday

The Detroit Red Wings responded Saturday on Twitter to the use of the team's logo on shields at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

There is a Michigan-based white nationalist group called the Detroit Right Wings that uses the Red Wings' logo.

It appears the team will pursue legal options against the group.

- Man_of_bats (@wateriswet313) August 12, 2017White nationalists in #Charlottesville are carrying Red Wings banners.

This photo of the Detroit Right Wings group marching Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., is tweeted by Andrew Kirell. The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country. Many organizations might have stopped at issuing a strong statement condemning the racists, but the Red Wings went one step beyond and are threatening legal action because the winged wheel should never be used a symbol for hatred and bigotry. This specific use is directly contrary to the value of inclusiveness that our League prioritizes and champions. The GoFundMe raising resulted in only $328 from four total donations. One person died and 19 were hurt when a auto was driven intentionally into a throng of anti-racism demonstrators.

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