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Proud Boys Portland rally: Fred Perry tells right-wing group to stop wearing its iconic T-shirts

Added 09-26-20 07:11:02pm EST - “Proud Boys says rally is ?free speech event'” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Proud Boys Portland rally: Fred Perry tells right-wing group to stop wearing its iconic T-shirts”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Fred Perry has told Proud Boys to stop wearing its iconic T-shirts ahead of a rally the right-wing group has organised in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday.

"It is incredibly frustrating that this group has appropriated our ... twin tipped shirt and subverted our Laurel Wreath to their own ends," the company said in a statement on its website.

"[We] do not support and [are] in no way affiliated with the Proud Boys," the British heritage brand added, distancing itself from the self-declared “Western chauvinist” outfit.

"To be absolutely clear, if you see any Proud Boys materials or products featuring our Laurel Wreath or any Black/Yellow/Yellow related items, they have absolutely nothing to do with us, and we are working with our lawyers to pursue any unlawful use of our brand."

Some Proud Boys supporters appeared to be undeterred by Fred Perry's message. "That moment when you make Fred Perry stop making a design they've had for decades. Maybe we'll change our colors to one of their best sellers just to flex," one wrote on Twitter.

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