"The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, Va.", the statement read. As of Saturday afternoon, the group was using the altered Red Wings logo as its Twitter avatar.
The Detroit Red Wings have issued a statement saying the National Hockey League franchise was "not associated" in any way with white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. after several were seen carrying shields bearing the club's logo.More news: Is this beloved Game Of Thrones character coming back from the dead?
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A slightly modified version of the team's distinctive red-and-white logo is being used at the "Unite the Right" rally by a MI group calling themselves the "The Detroit Right Wings".
On Saturday, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent as protesters and counter protesters clashed, causing the state's governor to declare a state of emergency. Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler planned what he called a "pro-white" rally to protest Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.More news: Navios Maritime Midstream Partn (NAP) Reached a New 52-Week High
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