Dave Portnoy Suspended From Twitter, Then Mysteriously Reinstated After Viral Hashtag

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***UPDATE*** As of 9:14 p.m. (ET), Dave Portnoy’s account has been restored on Twitter.

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy was booted from Twitter after responding to a troll’s threat to sell Barstool stock (specifically Penn National Gaming). As you might have expected, it did not go well.

“So sell. Mark your calendar. Dm me 1 year from today. Let me drop my nuts on your head.”

That was the final tweet by Portnoy until POOF …

He vanished.

The hashtag #FreeDavePortnoy went viral on Twitter after followers and fans went on the account without a trace of the Barstool founder’s activity.

Leaving few hints as to how Portnoy violated the Twitter guidelines with his threat to “drop nuts,” the social media overlords may be making a mile out of an inch just to oust the stock market maestro.

Still unverified with 2.5 million followers and known for battling with left-wing politicians, Portnoy’s critics certainly remind one of Silicon Valley bros that hate to be told that they’re losers.

The ban from Twitter from Jack Dorsey’s headquarters, a company with a troubled histor justifying their bans, is uncertain at the moment regarding its longevity (it since has ended).

The most notorious example of Twitter’s tight grip on its public forum is the ban on President Donald Trump, who was interviewed by Portnoy back in July 2020.

OutKick founder Clay Travis recently spoke with the Barstool Sports founder on his self-titled podcast to discuss all things sports, cancel culture, and more.

Portnoy’s account mysteriously returned with a new tweet from the Barstool founder with a simple message: I’m back. Whether the ban is under review, or a self-aware Code Red from Twitter HQ, Portnoy’s account is back online … for now.

Stay tuned.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!


Twitter: @AlejandroAveela


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