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


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. You don’t need to …

Papa John’s issues weak apology after blaming NFL protests for drop in sales

Papa John’s Pizza came under fire a few weeks ago when the company’s founder, John Schnatter, blamed the NFL for the pizza chain’s recent drop in sales. Specifically, Schnatter took aim at the wave of anthem protests and said the NFL’s failure to stop the demonstrations was hurting his company, …

Papa John’s apologizes for “divisive” nature of NFL criticism – ProFootballTalk

Getty Images It took a couple of weeks, but Papa John’s has finally delivered something other than a pizza. On Tuesday evening, the company posted a three-part Twitter message containing an apology to anyone who interpreted recent criticism of the NFL for its anthem controversy as “divisive.” The company also …

Papa John’s could end NFL sponsorship after anthem protests

Hollis Johnson Papa John’s executives say the chain is evaluating its NFL sponsorship deal.  Earlier this week, Papa John’s CEO blamed the league’s “poor leadership” and declining ratings following players’ protests on the chain’s subpar sales.    Papa John’s is reevaluating its NFL sponsorship after controversy involving players’ protests during the …

Papa John’s apologizes for being ‘divisive’

NFL sponsor Papa John’s apologized Tuesday, two weeks after its founder and CEO, John Schnatter, questioned league leadership for its handling of player protests during the national anthem.In a series of Twitter posts, the official pizza company of the NFL reiterated that the business challenges related to the league did …

Papa John’s Slams NFL Over National Anthem

Subscribe to News/Talk 95.1 & 790 KFYO on The NFL is finally admitting that anthem protests are hurting business and more than one NFL sponsor has reached out to the league. One of those sponsors is Papa John’s Pizza. In a conference call, Papa John’s blamed the NFL’s handling of …

Papa John’s blames NFL anthem protests for slumping sales

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Papa John’s apologizes for saying anthem protests hurt sales

Apparently Papa John’s doesn’t believe two weeks is too late to say sorry. The popular pizza chain apologized in a string of tweets Tuesday night for comments made on a Nov. 1 conference call with shareholders where CEO and TV pitchman John Schnatter insinuated the ongoing anthem …