Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo by white nationalists at rally


The only difference between the Red Wings and Right Wings logos?

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 Detroit Right Wings (motto: "Rust Reforged!) are a Michigan-based group of Identitarians, an anti-immigrant vein of white nationalism that counts Richard Spencer among its proponents".

In a strongly worded statement published to its social media channels, the Detroit Red Wings let it be known their logo would not be commandeered for and by hate. "The Red Wings believe that Hockey is for Everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation".

The Detroit Red Wings were quick to condemn the use of their logo in such a disturbing and hateful manner. The video was taken down by YouTube on Saturday, after photos of the group's shields gained traction on social media.

A university spokesman said one person was arrested and several people were injured.

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.