Report: Security had to tell Jets' Nick Mangold to chill out at Rangers-Penguins game

A large bearded man got pretty heated up Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden for Game 3 of the Rangers-Penguins opening round series and his name is Nick Mangold, center for the New York Jets.

Security tells out-of-control Rangers fan Nick Mangold to calm down

— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) April 20, 2016

Per the New York Post:

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On Tuesday he was seen giving it to the Penguins before they took the ice in the third period, and was so out of control, security came over a few times to tell him to calm down, a source said. The Rangers declined to comment.

Meanwhile, notice as-yet-unsigned quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick smirking while Mangold takes out his frustration on the Penguins during the 3-1 Rangers' defeat.

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker provided some behind-the-scenes:

Wait...what?!...#breaktheNYinternet #rangers #playoffs

A video posted by Eric Decker (@edeck87) on

This was not a one-off trip to MSG for 10-year Jets veteran Mangold. He also attended in early January when the Dallas Stars came to town and likewise made sure the opponent heard him:

Nick Mangold and Jets go absolutely wild at Rangers game

— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) January 6, 2016

Live look at Nick Mangold. You do you, Nick.

— Joe Barone (@28JoeBarone) January 6, 2016

Notably, the Jets organization is not at all concerned:

He's just passionate, that's all.

— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 20, 2016