Papa John’s is taking multiple L’s, and is still canceled. The suspect pizza franchise has blamed their falling sales on NFL players’ protests, but Twitter had some better, realistic and much more slanderous theories.
Yes, the pizza slingers basically blamed Black players for their struggle.
Executives from Papa John’s, the official pizza company of the NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday about the league’s ongoing player protests during the national anthem.
“The NFL has hurt us,” company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”
Executives said the company has pulled much of its NFL television advertising and that the NFL has responded by giving the company additional future spots.
“Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said, noting he thought the issue had been “nipped in the bud” a year and a half ago.
Think about this b.s.
Papa John’s is blaming their weak sales on NFL players taking a knee to protest racial injustice and police brutality. That’s why Colin Kaepernick and those brave enough to follow him did what they did, not to protest the flag as the cornball and chief, and his sheep, want you to believe.
Again, Black NFL players are who Papa John’s blames, not, for example, wack tasting pizza or maybe a suspect advertising campaign.
Also, this means that boycotts do indeed work—think about it.
Peep the obligatory slander being hurled via Twitter at Papa John’s for its stupidity. Straight up.