A Canadian motorcycle club is being hassled by The Man, but neither party is somebody you’d expect to see in this controversy.
According to Canoe.ca, the Canadian Veteran Freedom Riders (CVFR) are in a bit of hot water. This veteran’s motorcycle club isn’t in trouble for burnouts, wheelies, or crime, though; instead, they’re drawing heat from the Royal Canadian Legion.
It seems the CVFR have included a poppy in their group’s emblem, and the Legion doesn’t like that one bit. They’ve copyrighted the poppy as a logo, and don’t feel the veteran’s club should be using it, even though it’s not the central focus of their club’s emblem.
Club president Capt. Michael Blow is none too happy with the situation; the CVFR even raises money for veterans sometimes. He says he thought they were on the same side as the Legion before, but now he says they’re morally wrong to threaten him with litigation over his club’s emblem
The Legion says the reason for their request is simple – they want the poppy to remain a symbol of remembrance, not part of a logo, but Blow disagrees. He says the whole point of his group’s emblem is remembrance.