Ottawa Senators star defenceman Erik Karlsson might make $6.5 million a year and is probably one of the most gifted players in the NHL, but that doesn't mean that he can get good service from his internet service provider.
Karlsson angrily tweeted about the service he was getting from Bell on Tuesday afternoon.
I hate BELL.! Paying way to much for way to little. I thought it was 2013 not 1999.!! Omg figure something out please.— Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) October 1, 2013
What's worse, it seems that the Bell customer service rep helping the player hung up on him. Which led to a second angry tweet.
Perfect!!! sat on the phone for 2 hours trying to figure out why my internet is not working and the supervisor hangs up the phone. Classy— Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) October 1, 2013
Karlsson's tweets also inspired these two zingers from Globe and Mail hockey writer James Mirtle.
If @ErikKarlsson65 can't afford his cable bill, we're all screwed.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) October 1, 2013
Mirtle also pointed out that Bell also own a certain Sens rival.
@ErikKarlsson65 They own the Leafs too— James Mirtle (@mirtle) October 1, 2013
In a follow-up tweet, Karlsson tempered this criticism a little.
I'm happy to pay for whatever as long as it's working. But why pay when things never work, as I said its 2013. Figure it out!— Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) October 1, 2013