The National Hockey League (NHL) Rangers of New York has published a press release expressing support for the team’s main star Artemis Panarin.
It has already been reported that a number of former Continental Hockey League (KHL) teams were published in the Russian media “Komsomolskaya Pravda” today, including the once scandalous Chekhov “Vityaz ”In an interview with head coach Andrei Nazarov, in which the specialist claims that Russian hockey star Artemis Panarin beat an 18-year-old girl at a bar in Riga in 2011.
2011. On December 11, Vityaz gave up the guests of Riga Dinamo with 0: 2. Nazarov claims that some legionnaires and Panarins have gone to the bar of the Radisson Blu hotel, while other hockey players have decided to relax in their rooms. “I went to the bar and it looked like Panarina didn’t like a new hotel visitor. He hit the 18-year-old Latvian girl hard several times. ”
Nazarov’s questions raise questions about the authenticity of his story. Perhaps it is the coach’s fiction to slander Panarin. As you know, the “Rangers” hockey player is one of the few Russian players who criticizes the Russian political system, while Nazarov is its defender and therefore it could be the coach’s revenge on Panarin.
Meanwhile, a statement published by Rangers states that the star team categorically denies all allegations and points out that the story is fiction. “Obviously, this is a tactic of intimidation for his outspoken political expressions. Artemis is excited, he needs time to be separate from the team. “Rangers supports Panarin and will do everything in his power to identify the source of these unjustified allegations,” the New York Club website said.
– New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 22, 2021
In turn, a hotel employee in a conversation with the inspector Aivis Kalnins said that the whole story was invented and such an incident in the hotel premises was never has not happened.
Hotel spokesperson as well as multiple other sources have told me that no such incident has occurred. One person who I spoke to answered with “No, absolutely not. If you look at what Nazarov said and do a little research you’d instantly see it through his lies ”https://t.co/2wXPs5lGB0
– Aivis Kalniņš (@aiviskalnins) February 22, 2021
The authenticity of Nazarov’s story is also questioned by the phrase that after the girl was beaten, Panarin went to his room and invited Mikhail Anisin to , who, unlike Artemis, at the bar ordered only orange juice. In the past, Anisin had major alcohol problems, which caused him to drop out of KHL quite quickly.
Panarin is a “Ranger” the main star, both last season and this season he is the most productive hockey player of the team. The Russian is also the most profitable player in the Rangers, his salary is 11.6 million dollars.