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 wish to tune into subsequent week’s episode.”

Though Twitter appeared to offer no motive as to why Portnoy was suspended, The Day by 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.

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

“Twitter’s function is to serve the general public dialog. Violence, harassment and different related kinds of conduct discourage individuals from expressing themselves, and finally diminish the worth of worldwide 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 Day by day Wire about why he’s prepared to interact with critics on social media.

“There’s an viewers that appreciates, and it’s not even Left or Proper, it’s form 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 for those who 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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