Bruins’ Brad Marchand Explains Decision To Delete Twitter Account

'I don't care about Twitter that much to pay for it'


Mar 23, 2023

Brad Marchand had Bruins fans a bit sad Wednesday when it was discovered he deleted his Twitter account.

It made sense considering Boston is preparing for the Stanley Cup playoffs next month and players probably want as few distractions as possible, and Twitter certainly is one.

Marchand was an active Twitter user in spurts. He never shied away from roasting someone and had some friendly back-and-forth with teammates over the course of the last few seasons. But he explained his reasoning Thursday after practice.

“I’m not paying. I’m just not doing it, you’re not getting me,” Marchand told reporters. “That’s what happened. I got an email and they took my blue check mark away, and it’s a little easier to hack and they took my two-step verification away. So I said, ‘You know what? I’m gonna get out now while I can.’ And the last thing I need is someone hacking — I’m gonna get hacked now, watch — but if anything comes up it wasn’t me.

“I think they took (the blue check) away, I don’t know. I just thought that Twitter was making everybody pay for blue check marks. I got enough expenses (so) I can’t do that.”

Twitter does indeed make you pay for a verified check using Twitter Blue, and CEO Elon Musk said in February he would remove all “legacy blue checks” soon, which Marchand fell under.

So, it wasn’t because the playoffs are right around the corner?

“No, it’s strictly because I’m not paying for Twitter, I don’t care about Twitter that much to pay for it,” Marchand told reporters. “It’s fun to go on and have some fun every now and again but I’m not paying for it so I just deleted it.”

Don’t worry, though, Bruins fans, Marchand doesn’t believe his Twitter absence will be permanent.

“I’m sure I’ll be back on at some point when I’m bored and wanna make fun of someone,” Marchand told reporters.

Until then, Marchand and the Bruins are preparing for Thursday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens which has Atlantic Divison-clinching implications on the line. Puck drop from TD Garden is set for 7 p.m. ET on NESN.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images
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