The edgier team logos introduced earlier this month by Arizona State University and Nike bear a striking similarity to one of Chicago's largest, and most violent, gangs.
The Pac-12 school ditched its Disney-inspired grinning devil in favor of a pitchfork that resembles the crude trident of the Satan's Disciples, Chicago Police Sgt. Kenneth Epich tells the Arizona Republic. Sgt. Epich is an ASU alum.
The Satan's Disciples are a Folks gang that use a six-pointed Star of David symbol and and considered the primary rival of the Latin Kings.
As a Folks gang, the Satan's Disciples use the six-pointed Star of David symbol, according to the National Gang Crime Research Center. The gang uses a similar color pattern in "gang dress mode" to the Latin Kings that includes a Canary Yellow and black combination. Members have used Grambling University sportswear to covertly represent their gang identity.
Source: Arizona Republic
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