Lions denounce use of their logo by racists at Charlottesville rally

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There are some people who are simply unwilling to stand idly by and let white supremacists defile their proud image.

We’re talking about the Detroit Lions, of course.

After a version of their logo appeared on the shield of a white man surrounded by Confederate and Nazi flags at the Unite the Right rally, the Lions made it clear they wanted nothing to do with symbol.

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,” Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said in a statement, via the Detroit Free Press. “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.”

The lion on the shield in the photograph has been modified by making it half red, and includes the Swedish phrase “Nog Ar Nog,” which translates to “enough is enough.”

The Detroit Red Wings had to also disavow a version of their logo being used by the white nationalist protesters at the Charlottesville march, where a 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 others injured when a car drove into a crowd of anti-racism protesters.

6 responses to “Lions denounce use of their logo by racists at Charlottesville rally

  1. This may be a little off topic, but reading all the comments on your piece about Hue Jackson wanting his players to stand during the anthem was awesome. The readers roasted you, Gantt. I’m hoping to read much of the same on this thread as well.

  2. niners816 says:
    August 16, 2017 at 7:10 am
    This may be a little off topic, but reading all the comments on your piece about Hue Jackson wanting his players to stand during the anthem was awesome. The readers roasted you, Gantt. I’m hoping to read much of the same on this thread as well.

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    Yeah, it’s a lot off topic. One article was about standing for the national anthem. The other is about white supremacists altering a teams logo to work for their cause.

    The anthem protests are a polarizing topic. I don’t think you can consider white supremacy polarizing… It’s nearly universally rejected. I don’t see the parallel here.

    I get standing up for your side of an argument… but sometimes you just need to let things go.

  3. The Lions are correct to disavow their symbol from these groups of ignorance and hate. The only symbol these groups should use is a blank flag, because they’re nothing.

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