• Papa John's issues Twitter apology for ‘divisive' NFL, anthem remarks

    10 days ago - By New York Post

    Papa John's apologized Tuesday for comments made by CEO John Schnatter, who had blamed the NFL and protesting players for the pizza chain's struggles this football season. In a three-tweet mea culpa, the Louisville-based company did a 180 and said it supported players' right to protest. During an earnings call two weeks ago, Schnatter lashed...
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  • Papa John's apologizes for blaming low earnings on NFL players' protests

    Papa John's apologizes for blaming low earnings on NFL players' protests

    10 days ago - By The Washington Post

    "We believe in the right to protest inequality and support the players' movement to create a new platform for change,” the company said. “We also believe together, as Americans, we should honor our anthem. There is a way to do both."
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  • Papa John's flips the bird to neo-Nazis in fiery statement on Twitter

    Papa John's flips the bird to neo-Nazis in fiery statement on Twitter

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Papa John's sought to distance itself from the far-right movement after its controversial response to national anthem protests from several NFL players.
    Papa John's flipped a bird to neo-Nazis in a message on Twitter on Tuesday night, while promising to "work with players and the league to find a positive way forward."
    CEO John Schnatter complained about NFL players' national anthem demonstrations on an earnings call earlier this month, and seemed to blame a decline in Papa John's sales on the fallout from those protests.
    Papa John's sought to distance itself from the political far-right...
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  • Papa John's issues weak apology after blaming NFL protests for drop in sales

    10 days ago - By CBS Sports

    The pizza chain came under fire after blaming NFL protests for a drop in sales
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  • Papa John's apologizes for 'divisive' comments

    10 days ago - By ESPN


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  • Papa John's apologizes for comments about NFL player protests

    Papa John's apologizes for comments about NFL player protests

    10 days ago - By Sporting News

    Papa John's, which came under fire for blaming the NFL for declining pizza sales, apologized for the potential divisiveness of its stance.
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  • Papa John's Apologizes for Blaming Poor Sales on NFL Player Protests

    10 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Two weeks after Papa John's CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL and player protests for its declining sales, the company has released a statement on Twitter clarifying its position:
    This comes after Schnatter questioned the league's leadership for not preventing protests during the national anthem.
    "The NFL has hurt us," he said earlier this month, per Darren Rovell of ESPN. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this."
    "Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership," he added, apparently calling out commissioner Roger Goodell.
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