Blogger Dave Portnoy Reinstated on Twitter After Users Protest His Suspension

David Portnoy is an American Internet celebrity and blogger, who is the founder of Barstool Sports, dedicated to pop culture and the sporting life. The blog has some 2.9 million followers on Twitter, with Portnoy himself followed by over 2 million people.

The Twitter account of blogger Dave Portnoy was reinstated after being briefly suspended on Friday – a move that caused immediate uproar online with demands to bring him back to the platform.

“I’m back”, Portnoy tweeted after being shut down for several hours.

As it was unclear what exactly led to the suspension, and users quickly triggered an Internet campaign #FreeDavePortnoy, calling on Twitter to reverse its shutdown of the account.

Fox News quoted Portnoy as saying earlier that “the will of the people will be heard”. When asked about the possible reasons for his suspension, the vlogger replied “I don’t know”, but many people online suggested that his tweet where he threatened to “drop my nuts on your head” to another user who apparently invested in his channel, could have had something to do with the account shutdown.