Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo in Charlottesville protest

Red Wings explore legal action over logo used at Virginia white rally

Here's why NHL's Detroit Red Wings forced to release a statement denouncing white nationalist group in Virginia

The Detroit Red Wings were forced to release a statement dissociating themselves from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., after a group of demonstrators were seen using the team's logo.

"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, right-wing groups and counter-protesters got into physical and verbal altercations ahead of the "Unite the Right" rally being held in Virginia on Saturday. The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country. If you saw pictures or videos from Charlottesville, you may have seen the Red Wings' logo.

"We are exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo during the demonstration", Red Wings Director of Public Relations Todd Beam told For The Win. The group posted on its Twitter account that members had arrived in Charlottesville, the home of the University of Virginia and about 100 miles from Washington.

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