The CEO of Papa John’s says that the NFL’s stance on the anthem has no hurt their business. The pizza company of the NFL has expressed that they are disappointed in the league’s continuation of the protests.
“The NFL has hurt us,” company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”
Papa Johns has now pulled almost all of its NFL television advertising. This is a huge blow to the NFL.
“Leadership starts at the top and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said. He thought that the national anthem issue had been “nipped in the bud” a year and a half ago.