National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo

National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo

National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo

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

There's a lot to unpack here - we honestly just don't even know where to start - but we were baffled to see the Detroit Red Wings' logo appear in photos of some of the white supremacists' home-made riot shields.

How did this happen?

A group that goes by the "Detroit Right Wings" uses a red and right wing logo that is similar to the hockey team's logo.

The group says it is a group of "young men" from MI who are, "tired of seeing our people dispossessed". As of Saturday afternoon, the group was using the altered Red Wings logo as its Twitter avatar. This specific use is directly contrary to the value of inclusiveness that our League prioritizes and champions. "We will take immediate and all necessary steps to [ensure] the use is discontinued as promptly as possible, and will vigorously pursue other remedies, as appropriate".

The Detroit Right Wings are part of the Identitarian movement, which began in Europe but has spread across the Atlantic Ocean in recent years. The GoFundMe raising resulted in only $328 from four total donations.

University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed to The Associated Press that one person died and 19 were injured after a vehicle plowed into a group of protesters.

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.

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