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Here's why NHL's Detroit Red Wings forced to release a statement denouncing white nationalist group in Virginia

The familiar winged-wheel logo is one of the more iconic emblems in hockey, if not the North American sports scene.

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

- Man_of_bats (@wateriswet313) August 12, 2017White nationalists in #Charlottesville are carrying Red Wings banners.

In response, the NHL's Detroit Red Wings issued a statement Saturday condemning the bastardized use of their logo in such a hateful way and threatened legal action.

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According to the Washington Post, this Identitarian movement began in Europe but has spread to North America in recent years. The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country.

The logo has been altered slightly in the center, and the people holding the signs belong to a group from MI called "The Detroit Right Wings".

With a state of emergency declared in Virginia amid violent protests by white nationalists in Charlottesville, the Detroit Red Wings said Saturday that their logo, displayed on some protesters' placards, has no place at the "Unite the Right" rally.

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