- Actor John Cusack is in an angry war of words with a Barstool Sports staffer.
- It all started when Dave Williams confronted Cusack at a Chicago White Sox game Sunday.
- In a heated Twitter spat, Cusack called Williams a “sweaty belligerent punk.”
Actor John Cusack called a Barstool Sports staffer a “sweaty belligerent punk” after he was accused of being a “bandwagon” Chicago White Sox fan at a game on Sunday.
Cusack, a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, was on hand to watch the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 12-6 at the Guaranteed Rate Field and extend its lead at the top of the American League Central table.
After the game, the 55-year-old was confronted by Barstool Sports reporter Dave Williams, who took issue with the actor’s presence.
“I can like whoever I want,” Cusack, who has previously admitted to being a fan of both the Cubs and the White Sox, told Williams.
Cusack went on to ask Williams a White Sox trivia question.
When Williams got the question wrong, Cusack replied: “That proves your ignorance.”
—Barstool Chicago (@barstoolchicago) October 11, 2021
Cusack ended the conversation by saying: “We’ll have to agree to disagree.”
However Williams later tweeted: “John Cusack can suck my balls.”
After that tweet, the actor did not hold back.
In a heated Twitter exchange, Cusack called Williams a “pathetic little troll” and a “sweaty belligerent punk” who only confronted him hoping that video of the incident would go viral.
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The video has now been viewed more than two million times and resulted in actress star Patricia Arquette weighing in.
“Stop this,” she said replying to the video on Twitter. “This is a bad example to kids and not in the spirit of baseball. You don’t get to decide who can cheer for who.”
Cusack replied to Arquette in a tweet that has since been deleted, saying: “You know what’s bad, Patricia, a bad example? When a belligerent sweaty asshole invades [your] personal space with foul breath – spewing childish gibberish – when [you’re] supporting [your] city and a enjoying a baseball game.
“He really is a foul little boy.”