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Papa John's Apologizes for 'Divisive' Comments

15 November 2017, 02:36 | Joan Schultz

Papa John's Apologizes For Comments About NFL Player Protests, Says 'F*ck Neo Nazis'

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First, CEO John Schnatter accused the National Football League of hurting the chain's sales and profits with its ongoing protests, leading to the Daily Stormer giving the pizza the designation of official pizza of the alt-right.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the company apologized to anyone who found the comments "divisive". Many on Twitter were unimpressed with Papa John's apology, noting that it came too late and that it seemed to stand directly in contrast to what the company's CEO, John Schnatter, had said on the earnings call earlier in November. One user asked "what took so long for the 'clarification, '" to which Papa John's replied, "When it became obvious our position wasn't clear we made a decision to act".

"This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago", Schnatter said. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders".

This time it's Papa John's, which apologized to customers via Twitter for being "divisive" with its comments about the NFL.

After the statements, a white-supremacist publication claimed Papa John's as their official pizza.

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Outside of the people who cheered against Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark," this is sure to raise up Papa John's Yelp ratings, right?

- Papa John's Pizza (@PapaJohns) November 15, 2017We believe in the right to protest inequality and support the players' movement to create a new platform for change. We also believe, as Americans, we should honor our anthem. "But good or bad, leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership".

The chain then used an emoji for the middle finger, "those guys".

Others sought to explain the point of the National Football League protest to Papa John's, with one user saying, "How abt understanding the issue first". The controversy kicked off after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem previous year, inspiring other players to engage in similar forms of protest to recognize racial inequality and police brutality. "There is a way to do both", the company said.



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