Red Wings denounce use of logo during demonstration, threaten legal action

Alt-right rally members including some carrying shields with the logo of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings are seen in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday

Alt-right rally members including some carrying shields with the logo of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings are seen in Charlottesville Virginia on Saturday

The Detroit Red Wings are decrying the use of their logo today by some participants in a white supremacist rally in Virginia.

The team said in a statement it "vehemently" disagrees with the rally and is in no way associated with it. The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country.

On Saturday morning, several marchers were seen carrying the Detroit Red Wings logo, an incongruous symbol among the more blatant displays of Nazism.

The organization said it is exploring legal action against those who are misusing the logo.

Scores of white nationalists with torches marched, chanted racial slurs and attacked counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va. last night.

There is a Michigan-based white nationalist group called the Detroit Right Wings that uses a logo almost identical to that of the Red Wings.

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.