NHL's Detroit Red Wings denounce use of logo at white nationalist rally


Some of the protesters were seen carrying signs that appeared to have the Red Wings' logo on them.

After a group of white supremacists was spotted using the Detroit Red Wings logo, the team is threatening to sue the racists.

According to Russian Machine, the logo has been co-opted by a far right group that uses the same name as the hockey team.

- andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) August 12, 2017The Nazis basically Nazi-fied the Red Wings logo.

This photo of the Detroit Right Wings group marching Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., is tweeted by Andrew Kirell.

"The Red Wings believe that hockey is for everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation".

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

"This specific use is particularly offensive because it runs counter to the inclusiveness that our league values and champions", Daly said in an email to The Associated Press.

The group's YouTube Channel has since been taken down, with a notification stating "This video has been removed for violating YouTube's policy on hate speech". One person died and 19 were hurt when a vehicle was driven intentionally into a throng of anti-racism demonstrators.

The state's governor, Terry McAuliffe, declared "a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville".