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Detroit Red Wings right wing Evgeny Svechnikov (37) of Russia warms up before the start of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Detroit. The Red Wings defeated the Senators 5-4 in a shoot out. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Detroit Red Wings considering legal action after white nationalists use their logo during rally


After images of their logo popped up at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Detroit Red Wings announced Saturday they are considering legal action.

White nationalists participating in the rally could be seen holding items with the team's logo, and the Red Wings said they are "exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our log in this distributing demonstration."

The Red Wings will be be commenting on the matter further, but NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in an email to the Associated Press, "“This specific use is particularly offensive because it runs counter to the inclusiveness that our league values and champions. We will take immediate and all necessary steps to insure the use is discontinued as promptly as possible, and will vigorously pursue other remedies, as appropriate.”

A white nationalist group from Michigan called the Detroit Right Wings uses the logo and had been Tweeting about joining the protest. They have since deleted their Twitter account.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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