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

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

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

That's because a white nationalist group called the Detroit Right Wings, members of which made the trip to Charlottesville, adopted the logo as their own.

The team said in a statement it "vehemently" disagrees with the rally and is in no way associated with it.

The Red Wings said their statement would be their only comment on the matter. The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country.

The Red Wings say they are "exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration".

According to CNN.com, 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. It is not yet evident whether that group was in attendance in Charlottesville. Fights broke out Friday night when hundreds of white nationalists marched through the UVA campus carrying torches.

The University of Virginia announced Saturday that all scheduled events - including a men's soccer exhibition and a football team meet-and-greet - had been canceled due to public safety concerns.

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