(WJBK) - Another Detroit team is denouncing the Charlottesville rally over the weekend after a group appears to have used its logo at the white nationalist demonstration.
After an image appeared in Newsweek of a rally member holding a shield with an image similar to the Detroit Lions logo, the team is making it clear they are not affiliated with the organizations involved in the rally.
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The Detroit Lions told FOX 2:
"We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville. We value diversity as it represents the strong fabric of our team, the City of Detroit, the NFL, the game of football, our fans and our country."
This comes in addition to a Michigan-based white nationalist group called the Detroit Right Wings using an image similar to the Detroit Red Wings logo as part of the rally.
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Early Saturday morning, the NHL team released a statement denouncing the use of their image and that they are looking into taking legal action.
"The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the vent taking place today in Charlottesville, Va. The Red Wings believe that Hockey is for Everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation. We are exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration."
The Detroit Right Wings' Twitter account was deactivated over the weekend.