Papa John's clarifies its stance regarding National Football League, player protests

Papa John's We didn't mean to be'divisive on NFL protests

But on Tuesday night, Papa John's official Twitter account published a string of tweets addressing their statements on that earnings call.

In addition to allowing itself to be perceived as opposed to players' efforts to highlight racial injustice, Papa John's has been drawn into Cowboys owner Jerry Jones's feud with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other owners.

"Leadership starts at the top and this is an example of poor leadership", Schnatter said.

"The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and owners' satisfaction", Schnatter said in an earnings call on November 1, via Bloomberg. "Except neo-nazis", the company tweeted, offering a "middle finger" emoji to "those guys". The pizza chain said that while it believes Americans "should honor the anthem", it supports "the players' movement to create a new platform for change".

Since then, the company remained relatively quiet, saying only that they "condemn racism in all forms" and doesn't want neo-Nazis eating their pizza. Open to ideas from all. "The NFL has hurt Papa John's shareholders".

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Although the controversy surrounding the anthem protests is quickly singled out as a major reason behind the NFL's declining viewership - ratings were down 5% overall through Week 7 compared to the same point previous year - network TV viewership is down overall.

Papa John's is trying to fix the damage caused by its CEO's controversial comments about the National Football League protests. The controversy kicked off after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem previous year, inspiring other players to engage in similar forms of protest to recognize racial inequality and police brutality.

On Tuesday evening, Papa John's - which has been a league sponsor since 2010 - attempted an apology on Twitter.

"Is this supposed to be Woke Papa John's Pizza?" tweeted @danibostick.

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