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. (1/3)— Papa John’s Pizza (@PapaJohns) November 15, 2017
We believethe 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. (2/3) — Papa John’s Pizza (@PapaJohns) November 15, 2017
Blue-Check Twitter didn’t exactly take their apology to heart.
We will work with the players and league to find a positive way forward. Open to ideas from all. Except neo-nazis — those guys. (3/3) — Papa John’s Pizza (@PapaJohns) November 15, 2017
You don’t need to “work with” them. They want to protest. They don’t need your permission or to compromise to benefit you. — rachel kiley (@rachelkiley) November 15, 2017
WE MUST ORDER LOTS AND LOTS OF PIZZAS FROM PAPA JOHN’S AND THEN SMASH THEM TO EXPRESS OUR OUTRAGE!! — Ben Adlin (@badlin) November 15, 2017
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