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Red Wings owner targeted in John Oliver segment

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 13, 2015

DETROIT, Mich. – The new Detroit Red Wings arena is still a couple of years away, but one late night talk show host pointed out some flaws in a rant over the weekend.

On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight on HBO, John Oliver took on the issue of sports teams receiving public funding for new arenas and stadiums.  As one point of contention, he referred to the Detroit Red Wings receiving $280 million in taxpayer funds six days after the city filed for bankruptcy two years ago.