October 16, 2021

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Prince Albert Raiders has brought back the controversial logo

Prince Albert Raiders has brought back the controversial logo

The junior hockey team, known to Prince Albert, Sask. .

In this third sweater, we found the character Boston Rider, Used by riders from 1982 to 1996, was replaced with a pirate face. In 2013, the Raiders once again changed their logo to Saber and Shield, which is still in use.

Montreal Canadians expect Prince Albert Raiders and Kyden Guhle with their current logo.

Photo: Courtesy / Prince Albert Raiders

Mustache, beard and similar to a comic book character, Boston Rider There are traditional Arab costumes, as well as saber and hockey stick. The logo, created in the early 1980s, was first re-launched in 2014 as the Muscat Can. Boston Rider The result of a partnership between the team and a local Boston pizza restaurant.

Muscat.

Prince Albert Riders’ Boston Rider Muscat, unveiled in 2014 and retired.

Photo: Courtesy / Prince Albert Raiders

The Raiders announced the arrival of the Muscat as a reminder of the team’s original logo used in 15 seasons.

There have been many voices against this Muscat, especially against Rhonda Rosenberg, director of the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan. She saw it Template representation of unfair symbol, The mascot and the logo indicate that the image of a violent Muslim man has been returned, For most people living is the hardest discrimination.

Criticized riders put the mascot in the room, citing the logo (New window) Represents the fruitful period of the franchise (Editor’s note: Raiders won the Memorial Cup in 1985, when they wore this logo) Fans were added, and I apologize to those who were offended. In the process, a spokesman for Boston Pizza International also clarified that it was Prince Albert’s Boston Pizza franchise. Longtime riders partner, But having its owner Muscat not seen Before unveiling to the public.

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Last time with a sweater Boston Rider Used by Prince Albert in a chapter in 2019 in Calgary Coral Series, Featuring a three-game presentation on retro uniforms hosted by Calgary Hitmen in the Canadian Hockey League.

The jerseys worn by the riders in this game were auctioned off after the game, with 175 fans eager to get them.

Decision against grain

Back Boston Rider The Prince Albert Riders jersey is clashing with the team-related trend in pro sports today, with many changing their logo or name to abandon the controversial legacy.

In Canada, two junior hockey teams have changed their names in recent months: the Nepava Titans (formerly locals) and the Morden Bombers (formerly Redskins). In both cases, turning the page on a brand image that is considered offensive to the first country.

In hockey, the Portland Winter Hawks – played by the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Junior League – unveiled a new visual identity this summer.

After playing with a replica of the Chicago Blackhawks logo for 45 years, the Winterhawks adopted the coat of arms of the imaginary bird of prey, which they acquired in 1976.

This logo change is the result of a long process of reflection, but it is not It has nothing to do with the discussion of the use of indigenous images, Guaranteed by Michael Kramer, co-owner of Winterhawks on the exclusive site Athletic.

Another recent example is the Edmonton football team in the Canadian Football League. Became Elks in June. The team has His name was removed in July 2020, Because he Felt inappropriate.

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In major baseball, the Cleveland baseball team It was announced in July that the name would be changed The Guardians , After abandoning its previous name, is considered racist by many indigenous groups.

In 2018, the franchise decidedLeave his logo, Chef Wahu, A satirical account of the aborigines. This year, the team reported Does not allow supporters to log in With primitive helmet or warrior makeup on the Progressive Field.