For anyone who still thinks Trump picking a fight with the Protesters was ‘punching down’…
The ‘You didn’t build that’ crowd got themselves a ‘win’.
‘Win’ may not be quite the right word. But they were able to ‘stick it to the man’. And that was the REAL goal, wasn’t it?
You may remember when Papa John’s founder Blasted the NFL. We certainly do.
BOOM! Papa Johns Just BLASTED The NFL And It’s Delicious
Apparently, it was ‘controversial’ for the founder to say that the NFL playing kiss-ass with the protesters, and triggering the fan walkout was hurting their brand as an official sponsor.
In fact, not long after that, the board of directors even gave a formal retraction of his comments.
The company, which is an official sponsor of the NFL, reversed its position in a three-part public statement, now claiming they support the “players’ movement.” “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,” they wrote on Twitter.
“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,” the company said.
In case people are still having trouble figuring out why this ‘right to protest’ angle is an absolute LIE, we take a walk down memory lane about how the NFL REALLY treats free speech. (If you can handle it.)
The controversial founder and CEO of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, is stepping down, the company announced Thursday.
The company said its current president, Steve Ritchie, would replace him.
Schnatter sparked controversy in November when he slammed NFL leadership over players’ kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
“Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said in a call with investors.
Source: Business Insider
What OTHER ‘controversial’ statements did he make, according to that Business Insider article?
He came under fire in 2012 for saying the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare, would be a “lose-lose” for Papa John’s franchisees and employees. Schnatter argued that it would cost Papa John’s $5 million to $8 million annually and ultimately drive up the price of its pizza.
…Schnatter has also spoken out extensively against what he says is over-regulation.
In his 2017 book, “Papa: The Story of Papa John’s Pizza,” Schnatter argued that regulations were steering the US away from a system of free enterprise he believes crucial to the nation’s success.
“America in 2016 is on the path to becoming what Germany was in 1867,” Schnatter wrote.
Well, Garsh. It looks like the guy who was able to BUILD a business empire tilts to the political Right. And those who see him as persona non grata? They have aligned themselves with the anti-American Kapernick crowd.
Siding with Mister Pig-socks is your new business model, Papa John’s?
Maybe Schnatter should sell his remaining 25%. While it’s still worth something.
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