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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 …
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.
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.