Major sponsor of NFL broadcasts blames sales decline on kneeling controversy

Becoming the NFL’s “official pizza sponsor” worked out well for Papa John’s until Colin Kaepernick launched his protests. But yesterday, the chain’s founder, John Schnatter, blamed the NFL kerfuffle for his company’s same-store sales decline that sparked a 13% tumble in its stock price. In a post-earnings report conference call, he said

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  • David Murrell

    I watched the beginning part of the Monday night football game (October 23, Jets at Dolphins), and I was surprised at the number of empty seats. The drop-off in fan interest is real, irrespective of what the left-wing sports establishment says.

    • Uncommunist

      I feel greaaat ! I haven’t been watching or reading or listen to any updates from anyone.