“See, when you do clownery, the clown comes back to bite”
Free pizza for EVERYONE. Okay, that’s a lie but just a few weeks ago, one of the top NFL sponsors, Papa John’s weighed in on their sales experience since NFL player protest spare around the league. The CEO of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, raised questions with league leadership for its handling of player protests during the national anthem. After pulling ads from most of the televised NFL games, the executives spoke on a conference call stating, “The NFL has hurt us,” company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”
Now, Papa John’s wants your coins again and released an apology for their insensitive comments,
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 definitely was not our intention. We believe in the right to protest inequality and support the players’ movement to create a new platform for change. We also believe together, as Americans, we should honor our anthem. There is a way to do both. We will work with the players and league to find a positive way forward. Open to ideas from all. Except neo-nazis
But can we get a free pizza for our troubles? Okay, that’s a stretch, although, this apology does not seem sincere coming weeks after ignoring the fact that the protest are for the betterment of the county, not for pizza sales. Also, not one mention of police brutality in their statement neither. With this so called apology coming weeks from their stance against the protest, many maybe opposed to eating with Papa John’s again.