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Hated NHL referee Tim Peel joins Twitter, immediately leaves

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Ever wondered what would happen if a referee who was universally hated joined Twitter? Wonder no more.

Frederick Breedon

Tim Peel is widely known as one of the worst referees in the NHL, right up there with Chris Lee in his complete inconsistency and extremely controversial blown calls.

Nearly everybody hates Tim Peel. He joined Twitter on Monday. It didn't last long.

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It didn't even take 24 hours for Peel to realize his mistake, but he did take the time to respond to a few people while he was on Twitter.

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... including a parody account portraying himself ...

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Unfortunately, Peel had to close up his Twitter shop because of a rule in the NHL's collective bargaining agreement, which is probably a wise rule. Can you imagine what would happen next time he blows a big call?