Skip to comments.Papa John’s issues Twitter apology for ‘divisive’ NFL, anthem remarks
Posted on 11/14/2017 10:28:05 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
Papa Johns apologized Tuesday for comments made by CEO John Schnatter, who had blamed the NFL and protesting players for the pizza chains 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 out at kneeling players and league officials for not solving the controversy.
The statements made on our earnings call were describing the factors that impact our business and we sincerely apologize to anyone that thought they were divisive. That was definitely not our intention, Papa Johns tweeted.
We believe in the right to protest inequality and support the players movement to create a platform for change. We also believe, as Americans, we should honor our anthem There should be a way to do both.
The pizza powerhouse ended with, We will work with the players and league to find a positive way forward. Open to ideas from all. Except neo-nazis.
The chain then used an emoji for the middle finger, those guys.
Some on Twitter werent buying Papa Johns apology.
You dont need to `work with them. They want to protest. They dont need your permission or to compromise to benefit you, according to Hollywood writer Rachel Kiley.
One Twitter user wanted to know if Schnatter had any role in flipping off Nazis.
Papa Johns responded: He helped write this post yes.
In a conference call with investors, Schnatter who appears in many TV ads for his company blamed NFL leadership for not taking decisive action.
Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership, Schnatter said. The NFL has hurt Papa Johns shareholders.
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No more Papa Johns for this family.
Hasta la pasta
So NFL nazis are ok, and just the neo Nazis are bad?
No more Papa John’s for me! They should experience a nice little backlash for caving to the NFeLons.
Up yours, Papa.
Geeze, just when I was starting to think well of that outfit, they wimp out.
“Wow. Who got to those guys?”
That was my first thought. There are some real fascists out there and companies are running scared.
In a three-tweet mea culpa, the Louisville-based company did a 180 and said it supported players right to protest.But no one else has that right of free speech -- Nazi pigs run Papa John's.
How many pizzas can the Kneelers eat?
> Wow. Who got to those guys?
College kids order a lot of crappy pizza.
The gag order the left has created on the reason for the decline of the NFL is fascinating to watch. They absolutely know why the numbers are declining, but they’ve made it effectively immoral to speak them.
“We will work with the players and league to find a positive way forward”
Their demands are “somebody has to hire Colin Kappernick”, “more black people running the NFL organization”, and “no more cops shooting black people”.
If you think that these are noteworthy and achievable goals, well then post it on your pizza boxes.
And if you “solve” these problems they will still come up with more. It’s about “the struggle”. It’s ALWAYS about “the struggle”.
Go to your local indepedant pizza place.
Better ingredients. Better pizza.
Papa Doc Johns should flip off Communists as well as Neo-Nazis.
No mas...Papa Juan’s!!
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