There's a lot to unpack here — we honestly just don't even know where to start — but we were especially baffled to see the Detroit Red Wings' logo appear in photos of some of the white supremacists' home-made riot shields.
I look away for 12 hours and the Detroit Red Wings have become a symbol for neo-Nazi dickheads? pic.twitter.com/s7aBiyYkmA— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) August 12, 2017
Apparently, there is a Michigan-based white supremacy group called the "Detroit Right Wings" that has appropriated the team's logo. Soon after the images surfaced, the Red Wings were quick to issue a statement, saying it "vehemently" disagrees with the rally and promised they were "exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration."
Soon after, President Donald Trump issued a statement:
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017