It didn’t final lengthy, however Barstool Sports activities President Dave Portnoy was suspended from Twitter for 2 hours on Friday night.
The suspension didn’t have an apparent trigger. Nonetheless, it had a direct impression as 1000’s of Twitter followers flooded the positioning with shocked and offended feedback, and #FreeDave Portnoy appeared within the trending column on accounts worldwide.
“The need of the folks shall be heard. #freeportnoy,” Portnoy informed Fox News whereas his account was nonetheless suspended. Then, at round 9:10 EST, Portnoy tweeted: “I’m again.”
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) June 19, 2021
Portnoy replied, “I don’t know,” when requested by Fox Information to elucidate the explanation for his suspension.
One of many extra standard theories for why Barstool’s “El Presidente” was suspended was put forth by conservative Ian Miles Cheong, who appears to imagine that Twitter shut Portnoy’s account down for telling somebody he would drop his “nuts” on their head in response to a put up. The chance exists that Twitter may have seen Portnoy’s response as a menace.
The legend Dave Portnoy was suspended for promising to drop his nuts on somebody’s brow. pic.twitter.com/DKzmhIRzYX
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 19, 2021
As of this writing, Twitter has not given the explanation for suspending Portnoy’s account.