NHL 'outraged' by use of Red Wings logo in Virginia protest

The NHL is standing behind all of its fans and one of its most historic clubs.

After the Detroit Red Wings released a statement condemning the use of the team's logo by protesters involved in the Charlottesville, Va. riot, the NHL doubled down on that stance later Saturday, issuing a statement of its own.

"We are obviously outraged by the irresponsible and improper use of our intellectual property as seen this weekend in Charlottesville, Va.," the NHL said in a statement. "This specific use is directly contrary to the value of inclusiveness that our league prioritizes 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."

The NHL has established several social initiatives in recent years, including Hockey is for Everyone, which aims to drive change and foster inclusiveness among fans of all backgrounds.

NHL 'outraged' by use of Red Wings logo in Virginia protest
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