Bland, 50, joined Norman's league during its inaugural 2022 season. He's currently a member of Martin Kaymer's Cleeks GC and is ranked 33rd in the 48-player LIV Golf standings.
Over the weekend in Australia for the LIV Golf Adelaide event, where he finished 35th, Bland got into a heated discussion on Twitter with former fellow DP World Tour player Pepperell.
The back-and-forth all started when the LIV Golf Updates accounts tweeted a clip of Chase Koepka making an ace at The Grange GC's party hole, nicknamed the "Watering Hole" at the league's fourth tournament of 2023.
Pepperell, in a discussion with other Twitter users, pointed out that this was not the first time that a golf league had introduced a fun, fan-engaging initiative during a tournament.
Bland caught wind of the tweet and decided to join in. He wrote to Pepperell:
Pepperell hit back at Bland. He wrote:
The next day, Bland explained in a new tweet, that he had been drinking the night of tweeting.
"Unfortunately I did have too many last (night) Ed.. & I apologise for what I said.. I should know better not to tweet under the influence," Bland wrote.
After walking back his comments, now it appears that he has deleted his Twitter account, too.
If you go back to the initial Twitter thread between he and Pepperell, where there once was Bland's response, now says "this Tweet is from an account that no longer exists."
Only time will tell whether this is a permanent deletion or a brief deactivation.
This week, Bland is at Sentosa Island for the LIV Golf Singapore event. It marks the fifth event of the 2023 LIV Golf season and will begin on Friday.