They say “father knows best” and it seems when it comes to fighting with a huge corporation like the NFL, one father knows it’s best not to take on a battle you can’t win.
That would be John Schnatter better known as the CEO and founder of Papa John's Pizza who recently blamed the NFL for declining sales two weeks ago.
Well the official pizza of the NFL—which, right there, tells you how much power the NFL has at this point, that a company will pay money to be its official pizza—released this statement yesterday backing off the initial comments.
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.
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.
We will work with the players and league to find a positive way forward. Open to ideas from all...
Looks like Papa John’s has realized fighting with the NFL won’t help them get a bigger piece of the financial pie.
Source: The Score