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Red Wings Condemn Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

Red Wings Condemn Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

After a group of white supremacists was spotted using the Detroit Red Wings logo, the team is threatening to sue the racists. "We have immediately begun to explore all potential legal options and intend to take whatever actions are necessary to address the offensive and unauthorized use of our property".

"The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, Va.", the team's account posted Saturday morning. There have been fist-fights and screaming matches going on during the protest, which has been called a "Unite the Right" rally.

The Red Wings were quick to respond with a statement, saying the team is "exploring legal action".

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The "Detroit Right Wings" are a group of anti-immigrant white nationalists from MI, who were seen protesting with signs flashing a modified version of the National Hockey League team's logo.

A state of emergency has been declared in Charlottesville - home of the University of Virginia - as violence has broken out between "pro-white" groups and protestors. The protesters are incensed over the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.