Portnoy’s account, which is followed by more than 2.5 million users, was inaccessible as the hashtag FreeDavePortnoy trended around 8:30 p.m.
Visitors to his profile were greeted by the message, “Account suspended,” followed by the words, “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.”
Around 9:10 p.m., the account was restored, and Portnoy tweeted from Montauk: “I’m back,” alongside a clip of a rant about winning from wrestler Ric Flair.
Twitter’s rules ban violence, harassment, sharing of private information and spam.
It’s unclear why the platform banned the 44-year-old “bro culture” icon.
“We’ve no comment at this time however the account you reference has been reinstated,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement to The Post.
The verified account “BFFs with Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards,” which represents the website’s weekly podcast, tweeted a screenshot of Portnoy’s disabled discount and wrote in a separate tweet, “you’ll want to tune into next week’s episode.”
The story on Portony’s verified Instagram account posted around 8 p.m. Friday evening contained the trending hashtag.
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