The Detroit Lions say they “detest and disavow” any use of their emblem related to the occasion final Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A photograph attributed to Getty Photographs confirmed somebody with a emblem just like the one the Lions use , though it was blue and pink and had stars on it.
“We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions emblem or any of our marks in affiliation with the occasion this previous Saturday in Charlottesville,” the staff stated in a press release Tuesday night time.
“We worth variety because it represents the robust material of our workforce, the Metropolis of Detroit, the NFL, the sport of soccer, our followers and our nation.”
The Detroit Pink Wings already stated they have been contemplating authorized motion relating to using their emblem through the demonstration.
Violence broke out Saturday in Charlottesville after a loosely related mixture of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and different far-proper extremists assembled to protest the choice to take away a statue of Accomplice Gen. Robert E. Lee.