Detroit Red Wings, NHL, fans condemn use of logo in Charlottesville protest

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Charlottesville, Virginia is about to play host to a third white nationalist rally this weekend. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the story.
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As images began pouring out from violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, a familiar symbol showed up in an odd place: The Detroit Red Wings logo, slightly modified, on signs held by protesters.

The Detroit Red Wings have released a statement condemning the use of their logo by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, where the University of Virginia is located.  

“The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, Va.  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.”

The Free Press also reached out to the NHL for a response.

“We are offended by the improper and irresponsible use of

Article source: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2017/08/12/detroit-red-wings-alt-right-protest-charlottesville/562000001/

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