ESPN’s working partnership with Barstool Sports has come to an abrupt end.

The company’s president John Skipper announced that Barstool Van Talk, which aired its debut episode last week, has been cancelled.

Barstool Van Talk featured hosts Dan “Big Cat” Katz and PFT Commenter of Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast. However, according to Skipper, ESPN wanted to distance itself from the Barstool Sports website and content as a whole.

Katz, PFT Commenter and producer Hank Lockwood all tweeted responses shortly after the news broke on Monday afternoon.

Several of their Barstool Sports colleagues also chimed in to give their support.

Barstool founder Dave Portnoy addressed the cancellation of Barstool Van Talk during an “Emergency Press Conference” at the Barstool Sports headquarters live via Twitter and Facebook following ESPN’s announcement.

ESPN abruptly cancels new show less than a week after airing
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