Papa john’s pizza apologized for criticizing NFL anthem protests

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Papa John’s apologized about controversy on Tuesday night concerning comments by CEO John Schnatter blaming pizza sales on NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem. Kentucky- based company is one of the major NFL sponsor and advertisers. John said on an earning call on November 1, that “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders” and that “the protesters should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago.”

Also the company tweeted a statement offering to “work with the players, and the league to find a positive solution way forward”. The movement started last year by a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepnernick, who kneeled to the protest.  Kaepernick touched face on the topic of police mistreatment of blacks. Even more players began kneeling after President Donald Trump said at an Alabama rally in September, that team owners should get rid of any players who protest during the anthem.

Also Papa Johns added that they would open ideas from all except neo-Nazis. They have previously tried to distance themselves from white supremacists who agreed with Schantter’s comments, saying he doesn’t want those groups to buy his pizza.

abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/papa-johns-apologizes-criticizing-nfl-anthem-protests-51158913

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Papa john’s pizza apologized for criticizing NFL anthem protests