Papa John's Owner Blames NFL 'National Anthem' Controversy For Its Declining Sales

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, a pro-Trump donor, has decided to blame the NFL for its declining sales, not the President of the United for creating a contrived wedge issue.

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, a pro-Trump donor, has decided to blame the NFL for its declining sales.

Schnatter claims the 'national anthem' controversy was caused executives of the NFL executives and the league's players, not by the President of the United States, who insisted on conflating Colin kaepernick's silent protest against police brutality with anti-Americanism. Trump, if you recall, called Kaepernick a 'son of a bitch'. The President then chose to pick a fight with some of the biggest names in American sports, which by no coincidence, were successful African-Americans.

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league’s national anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza. “The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction,” Schnatter, who serves as the pizza chain’s chairman and chief executive officer, said on a conference call. “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders.”

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