WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders pull “insensitive and offensive” third jersey a day after its unveiling

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The Prince Albert Raiders pulled their alternate jersey a day after it was unveiled, due to a logo that the Western Hockey League called “insensitive and offensive”.

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The image on the jersey appears to be based on the previous team logo, introduced in 1982, which depicted an Arab Raider character holding a sword and a hockey stick.

The Raiders responded promptly with the caption “throw it back for our thirds,” posting the alternate jersey on Twitter on Friday.


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The WHL said in a statement on Saturday night that Jersey was discontinued with immediate effect.

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“On Friday night the Prince Albert Raiders unveiled an optional third jersey, inspired by a hugely successful era in the club’s history,” said WHL commissioner Ron Robison.

“We believe that the dated design is insensitive and offensive. Following consultation with Prince Albert Raiders, this uniform and brand will be discontinued effective immediately… We are sorry that this uniform design was approved and that Sincerely apologize for any damage caused.

The team drew criticism over reintroducing a similar logo in 2014, which they pulled within a month of its unveiling.


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