National Labor Board to Investigate Barstool Sports After Founder’s Anti-Union Threats

Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy. (Photo: YouTube)

While Barstool Sports claims to be free of sexism and exist to be a place free of ‘PC culture,’ their actions over the years speak otherwise.

Earlier this week, Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, a controversial sports media outlet, went on an anti-labor Twitter rant regarding unionization. While Portnoy seemed brash and confident his rant would result in no harm to himself or Barstool Sports a complaint has just recently been lodged with the National Labor Relations Board, which will now investigate the company.

The Twitter Rant

Variety.com detailed what led up to Portnoy’s illegal musings:

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Portnoy

First-term Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) took exception to Portnoy’s comments and responded on Twitter.

Barstool’s History of Sexism

While Portnoy and Barstool Sports claim to be free of sexism and exist to be a place free of “PC culture,” their actions over the years speak otherwise. In 2017, Think Progress published an article highlighting the outlets’ comments regarding ESPN Host and former reporter Sam Ponder immediately after Barstool Sports had their partnership with ESPN canceled.

Barstool Investigation

While Portnoy and Barstool Sports’ comments are highly controversial they are, in fact, very “on brand.” Barstool Sports has built itself as a highly polarizing, defiant and provocative brand that has built a loyal customer base. Its tendency to offend and its rambunctious antics are what has attracted many of its customers. But has Barstool Sports gone too far?

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