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Minnesota Wild's use of 'Thin Blue Line' symbol draws major criticism

The Minnesota Wild this week announced a set of theme ticket packages for the 2022-2023 season. Among them were Educator Appreciation Night, Hockey Fights Cancer Night, Pride Night, and what turned out to be a controversial promotion, Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.

The theme itself did not draw much backlash, but the imagery and t-shirt the Wild unveiled for the November 1 game against the Montreal Canadiens were criticized for the inclusion of the “thin blue line” symbol.

I’ve reached out to the Minnesota Wild organization for comment, inquiring about this image that is circulating.