Prince Albert Raiders' offensive alternate jersey to be 'discontinued effective immediately'

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The Prince Albert Raiders' third uniform featuring an old offensive logo was met with immediate backlash after being announced on the the team's Twitter account on Friday night. (@worldhockeyrpt/Twitter - image credit)
The Prince Albert Raiders' third uniform featuring an old offensive logo was met with immediate backlash after being announced on the the team's Twitter account on Friday night. (@worldhockeyrpt/Twitter - image credit)

An alternate jersey released by the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders has been discontinued due to its offensive logo a day after being unveiled online.

The uniform featuring an old Raiders' logo was met with immediate backlash after being announced on the club's Twitter account on Friday night with the caption "throwing it back for our thirds".

On Saturday night, the WHL released a statement confirming the jersey has been "discontinued effective immediately."

"On Friday night the Prince Albert Raiders unveiled an alternate third jersey, which was inspired by a highly successful era in Club history," said WHL Commissioner Ron Robison in a statement.

"We recognize the dated design is insensitive and offensive. After consultation with the Prince Albert Raiders, this uniform and brand will be discontinued effective immediately.

"On behalf of the WHL and the Prince Albert Raiders, we regret this uniform design was approved and sincerely apologize for any harm it may have caused," Robison said.

The statement also noted that there will be no further comment from the WHL or the team.

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