NHL referee regrets decision, leaves Twitter

Poor Tim Peel.

Twitter can be unkind to humblest of folks, people who have never screamed in the face of a talented multimillionaire or ushered your favourite hockey player to the penalty box.

So when an active National Hockey League referee joined Twitter Monday afternoon, he immediately regretted his decision.

Peel’s social media journey was over within 18 hours, or the span of three public tweets and a handful of interactions with his “fans,” more than 1,000 of whom quickly started following him.

Peel’s presence on Twitter was a violation of the collective bargaining agreement, according to Adam Proteau of The Hockey News. So he logged off in order to save his job, not his ego.