Barstool Sports owner Dave Portnoy sparks feud with TikTok sensation baseball team, Savannah Bananas
Barstool Sports owner Dave Portnoy starts feud with TikTok sensation baseball team Savannah Bananas
Dave Portnoy, owner of Barstool Sports, has bizarrely been drawn into a war with the exhibition baseball team the Savannah Bananas.
The Bananas, also referred to as the Harlem Globetrotters of baseball, have recently gained notoriety as videos of the outlandish stunts they perform during games have gone viral on social media platforms.
While social media gobbled up the TikTok sensations, it seems they haven’t won over Portnoy, who recently bought back his company for $1 after previously selling it for $388 million.
“So f***ing tired of Savanah bananas,” Portnoy tweeted Monday.
Another tweet from one account in response, “Maybe they’re tired of you too,” which drew some shade on the official Bananas account.
Barstool Sports owner Dave Portnoy started a social media war with the Savannah Bananas
The Bananas are an exhibition baseball team referred to as baseball’s Harlem Globetrotters
Portnoy fired off a tweet expressing his distaste for the bananas that sparked the online war
“Barstool is in our DMs every day asking to reshape our videos,” the Bananas wrote. “We’ll give Dave his moment.”
A social media account then urged the Bananas to “drop the DMs” as proof, to which the team kindly obliged.
The screenshot was captioned “You said it, not us,” and showed two separate messages from the verified Barstool account requesting permission to repost the Bananas videos.
The Savannah Bananas fired back by claiming that Barstool is ‘in our DMs every day’
A separate thread on Twitter showed a user asking the Bananas to confirm that Barstool Podcast host Marty Mush was doing batting practice with the team, which they also had no problem with. “Yes, he was,” the Bananas replied. “It’s almost like… everyone at Barstool is a huge fan. Foreign.’
Portnoy then wrote, “Someone tells @TheSavBananas I didn’t have Barstool until last week.
‘I’m back. Lame s–t is out. Congratulations on low rent talent making stupid videos. Oh Marty Mush took BP! You prove my point.’
In a separate post, Portnoy posted the link to a Barstool blog where he ripped the team, which he called his “new enemy.” The post was titled “The Savanah Bananas Think They’re Cool Because Marty Mush Took BP.”