NHL REFEREE FIRED FOR ‘HOT MIC’ REMARKS AGAINST NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Referee Tim Peel will not work another game in the NHL after getting caught saying he wanted to give the Nashville Predators a penalty in their win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
NHL senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying that Peel would “no longer be working NHL games now or in the future.”
Peel wasn’t unable to finish his thought on the hot mic, but was caught saying, “there wasn’t much, but I wanted to get a f—ing penalty against Nashville early in the—” after whistling Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson for tripping.
Here’s that smoking gun, courtesy Twitter user @bestofmatt: WARNING: VERY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
Nashville won the game 2-0. Both teams were whistled for three penalties, and the Predators took a fourth for putting the puck over the glass in the third period.