Barstool Sports boss Dave Portnoy is no stranger to controversy.
Whether he is going off on other sports media personalities, embracing controversial people, or pissing off his own employees – Portnoy is not one to bite his tongue.
You’d think he would face the consequences of that fairly often – but no. He generally emerges relatively unscathed.
That all changed on Friday, however.
Mid-Friday afternoon, Portnoy’s account was suspended from Twitter.
Within an hour, #FreeDavePortnoy was trending on social media.
When you see who Twitter actually just suspended #FreeDavePortnoy pic.twitter.com/CL6YmjlDHe
— The Dog Walk (@DogWalkBarstool) June 19, 2021
“Lolz look dude, we’re both suspended” #FreeDavePortnoy pic.twitter.com/daCQULAFlV
— #Stonkalos (@MDcoach21) June 19, 2021
Frat kids from every SEC school headed to twitter headquarters after seeing “ #freedaveportnoy “ trending pic.twitter.com/HvCFWYAuOy
— jw (@iam_johnw2) June 19, 2021
Can’t believe @jack has suspended two Presidents from his platform. #FreeDavePortnoy pic.twitter.com/QqLUgJKSQc
— Matt Paige (@MatthewPaige24) June 19, 2021
Hey @Jack you better unsuspend Dave right now!#FreeDavePortnoy#Unfair#JusticeForDave
— Deke Zucker (@Barstool_Quotes) June 18, 2021
So what got him punished? Allegedly, this is the tweet that earned Portnoy the suspension:
Yikes Melo. Well that explains the divorce. https://t.co/Nnr9Mi3fMC
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 18, 2021
When Portnoy’s violent most recent sex tape leaked out, he probably thought that was going to be the worst social media-related thing to happen to him. Apparently not.
The Barstool boss will likely be back on Twitter sooner rather than later, but it really speaks to the massive following he has that it’s such a big deal he got suspended to begin with.
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