New York Rangers declare that the NHL head of player safety, George Parros, is unfit to continue in current role

It's an astonishing statement in the wake of a violent on-ice incident at Madison Square Garden

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      An NHL hockey franchise has issued an unprecedented statement against a league official.

      The New York Rangers expressed that they are "extremely disappointed that Capitals forward Tom Wilson was not suspended for his horrifying act of violence last night at Madison Square Garden".

      The Rangers claimed on Twitter that the NHL's head of player safety, George Parros, committed a "dereliction of duty" and "is unfit to continue in his current role".

      "Wilson is a repeat offender with a long history of these types ofacts and we find it shocking that the NHL and their department of player safety failed to take the appropriate action and suspend him indefinitely," the Rangers said. "Wilson's dangerous and reckless actions caused an injury to Artemi Panarin that will prevent him from playing again this season."

      You can see the video below.

      Video: Watch Tom Wilson attack Artemi Panarin after crosschecking Pavel Buchnevich.

      Parros is a former NHL enforcer who played in the NHL from 2005 to 2014. In 474 games, he racked up 1,092 penalty minutes.


      On May 6, the NHL fined the New York Rangers $250,000 for the team's public statement about Parros.