Earlier today Barstool Sports posted a video that was taken by Alex Stein as he was in Las Vegas and posted a parody video. It was absolutely hilarious and went viral. Barstool later took the video down due to Alex Stein making gambling jokes.
Seeing Barstool is now owned by Penn National Gaming, Barstool founder, Dave Portnoy needed to make sure it went down. And now? He decided it’s time to go toe to toe with Alex Stein.
Above has the original video.
Alex posted that it’s weird that Barstool would take it down seeing Portnoy has been accused of some wild things. And Portnoy tweeted back:
Buddy shut the fuck up. We are owned by a gambling company. We’ve had roughly 9000 training sessions not to post shit like this cause regulators don’t like it. @stoolsalesguy was too busy chewing gum and posted it without watching it. Go back to whatever hole you crawled out of https://t.co/tdxjDf2g5Q— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 23, 2022
I fucking hate this guy @alexstein99 and will now actively root for his demise.— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 23, 2022
I’m sure you would have preferred if I was aborted https://t.co/9dET9b717G— Alex Stein #99 (@alexstein99) August 23, 2022
Literally the only thing we don’t do is make “problem gambling” jokes so he took it down. Not a hard trade for 500 million. I didn’t even know who this clown was or that the vid existed till he tagged me talking shit and getting personal. So yeah I fucking hate his guts— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 23, 2022
This is the battle I didn’t know we needed. And I love it. I love Portnoy. But it’s funny seeing this happen. Because I was a little shocked when the video came down as well. I get that they can’t make the gambling jokes but Barstool has been known to have thick skin and not delete. Clearly Gaz made a mistake by posting it and now Portnoy is at war.
Who is in the right?