John Cusack defended himself when a Barstool Sports activities worker accused him of being a fair-weather Chicago White Sox fan at a Sox playoff sport on Sunday. (See the video beneath.)
Cusack, an Illinois native maybe identified extra as a supporter of the crosstown Cubs, has beforehand stated he cheers for both teams. He additionally starred within the film “Eight Males Out,” which is about White Sox gamers embroiled in a playing scandal in the course of the 1919 World Collection.
His interrogator, Dave Williams of Barstool Chicago — identified to some as “White Sox Dave” — gave Cusack an unwelcome lecture about bandwagon-jumping in a video that Barstool posted on Sunday.
Cusack repeated that he grew up pulling for each rivals.
“You’ll be able to’t inform me the place I can go,” he stated. “I can like whoever I need.” He instructed Williams they’d need to “comply with disagree.”
Williams, who has questioned Cusack’s fandom earlier than, later commented that the actor was on his “banned record.”
Cusack and Williams took the confrontation to social media. Cusack referred to as the Barstool worker a “pathetic little troll” and wrote that he was utilizing him for “click on bait.” Even actor Patricia Arquette bought concerned. (See a few of the Tweets beneath.)
And be warned that this is probably not over: The White Sox, who averted elimination within the American League divisional collection with a victory over the Houston Astros, face the Astros once more in a rain-postponed Recreation 4 on Tuesday. Chicago trails 2 video games to 1 within the best-of-five matchup.