Did Versace rip off Canucks' so-called Flying Skate logo?
New sweater selling for $1,525
Fans of the Vancouver Canucks may be in for a surprise the next time they find themselves browsing the aisles of the high-end fashion world.
Italian luxury designer Versace has released a sweatshirt with a symbol bearing a striking resemblance to the NHL hockey team's so-called Flying Skate logo, which players wore from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.
The Versace pullover is priced $1,525 on one retail website, and is described as having "a retro-nodding stone embellished logo patch."
Both logos use similar red, yellow and black colour schemes with slash marks running parallel to diagonal text, all superimposed on a circle background.
A social media user pointed out the similarity on Wednesday, prompting a flood of online commentary.
The Canucks and Versace could not immediately be reached for comment.
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