Twitter account of Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy restored

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(WWLP) – The Twitter account for the founder of Barstool Sports was suspended for a short period of time Friday for “violating rules.”

Early Friday evening, Twitter suspended the account for Dave Portnoy, who goes by @stoolpresidente on the social media platform. The suspension of the account was lifted before 9 p.m.

It is unclear which Twitter rules the account violated that resulted in the suspension. Portnoy’s account has 2.5 million followers.

The hashtag #FreeDavePortnoy trended shortly after his followers realized the account was suspended. 

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