DiGiorno Just Put Papa John In The Oven After His Whiny Rant About The NFL Anthem Saga Hurting Sales
Brace yourselves, folks. Papa John is PISSED. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter attributed his company’s stock price at its lowest point in eight months to the NFL’s mismanagement of the NFL anthem protest saga and its accompanied decline in television ratings. Shares closed at $62.26, down 9%.
“Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said. “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders.”
Papa John’s, which has had a sponsorship deal with the NFL since 2010, has pulled some of its ads in response to the protests. The NFL then gave the official pizza of the NFL ad space in the future, NY Post reports.