Dave Portnoy, the founding father of Barstool Sports activities, was inexplicably suspended from Twitter on Friday.

@BFFsPod, the Twitter account for the weekly podcast hosted by Portnoy and TikTok star, Josh Richards, tweeted screenshot of Portnoy’s account with the message “Account suspended.”

The account tweeted out the screenshot together with the newly trending hashtag, #FREEPORTNOY. The podcast added that “you’ll need to tune into subsequent week’s episode.”

Though Twitter appeared to supply no purpose as to why Portnoy was suspended, The Each day Wire reported that some customers speculated that he was focused after he threatened to “drop my nuts in your head” throughout a debate on Penn Nationwide Gaming inventory.

Nonetheless, the platform’s phrases of service enable it to droop accounts for little to no purpose.

“Twitter’s goal is to serve the general public dialog. Violence, harassment and different related forms of habits discourage individuals from expressing themselves, and in the end diminish the worth of world public dialog. Our guidelines are to make sure all individuals can take part within the public dialog freely and safely,” the “Twitter Rules” state.

Portnoy talked with Ben Shapiro of The Each day Wire about why he’s keen to have interaction with critics on social media.

“There may be an viewers that appreciates, and it’s not even Left or Proper, it’s type of each, like, ‘I like how these guys aren’t backing down.’ And our viewers permits us to do this, so individuals have at all times requested, ‘Why do you combat again’ or ‘Why do you push again’ or ‘Why don’t you simply shut up when somebody takes a shot at you that you just really feel is unfair.’ It’s like, I’m not going to do this. I’ll by no means throw the primary punch, however when you throw a shot at me on Twitter — out of the clouds — it’s not my duty to guard you,” Portnoy said.

UPDATE: Portnoy’s account has since been reinstated.

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