Papa Johns

Pizza franchise Papa John's is pulling all NFL TV and print advertisements -- worth millions of dollars in ad revenue -- due to the ongoing NFL protests which he says is hurting his sales.

Papa John's founder John Schnatter said the ongoing protests are hurting his business and he blamed the NFL's leadership for not stopping the protests sooner.

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Schnatter said the NFL's protests should have been "nipped in the bud" 18 months ago.

Schnatter said his shareholders are complaining and sales are down due to "negative consumer sentiment".

But social media users are accusing Schnatter of racism.

"The hell with @PapaJohns. He just guaranteed many of us will NEVER eat his cardboard pizza," tweeted TV One host Roland S. Martin on Wednesday.

 

 

The NFL protests were started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who refused to stand for the National Anthem in protest of police brutality.

Nowadays, NFL players have seemingly forgotten the original purpose of the protests.

Now they are kneeling in defiance of critical comments made by President Trump. Meanwhile, NFL ratings are down 7.5 percent overall compared to last season.

Papa John's has deals with 23 of the NFL's 32 teams, according to Rovell. In response to Schnatter's criticism, the league promised him free future ad spots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • therealashland

    His pizza nasty af anyway. If I wasn't vegan I still would not be able to eat gross ish

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    So because he's changing the way he advertises it's racist? Ok ?

  • Torae

    I like real pizza I'm from Jersey and live in Maryland and can't find decent Pizza anywhere and I was subject to ordering Papa johns when I had a coupon code. It was the nastiest pizza I've ever had..too much sauce fake tasting cheese and the crust tasted like cardboard...

  • JENNYJONES1

    THIS IS THE SAME P.O.S. THAT THREATEN TO FIRE PEOPLE IF OBAMA WAS ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED SO NO SURPRISE HERE. PEOPLE NEED TO BOYCOT HIM, HIS COMPANIES AND PEYTON MANNING & ANY OTHER ATHLETE THAT IS A SPOKES PERSON OR FRANCHISE OWNER WITH HIM, DOING THOSE WACK A$$ COMMERCIALS WITH HIM AND THAT PLASTIC BOTOX FACE........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Scromes1212

    This ain't rascim, its business. He has to answer to his investors.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this dude BEEN on some racist sh*#. fugg him and his entitlement issues!

  • imright

    fck him and his raw ass chicken wings ??

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    All I can say is Pizza Pizza.. and fuk pappy..

  • Noirluv45

    I can't believe I used to eat that nasty mess. Glad I don't know. Sometimes people just need to shut up!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO! looking like a wayne newton test dummie, Lol!

  • what?why

    Next will be their jobs, silly little boys!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hot. tears.

  • Scromes1212

    The crazy thing is Papa Johns used to be so good smh they fell off bad. Them 5 dollar little Cesar's pizza didn't help there situation lol

  • Noirluv45

    It sure was good at one time. We found a local place here in Fayetteville and we haven't looked back. I'm glad we haven't.

  • JENNYJONES1

    OH YEAH YOU'RE RIGHT!!!!! LOL!!! ROTFF!!!!.......JENNY JONES!!!

  • lyricc::bka::laj

    These people are gassed up, because white American society has decided to be greedy, cowardly in regards to race relations, and promote open bigotry. All this is being used to destroy any confidence that black american community has gained. Yes, Michelle Obama is alllllll black!!! Yes, she was an exemplary first lady.

  • MsPam

    Max Jr needs to do some research because a few weeks ago black folks in Detroit were call the Illitches racist too! Some black folks can live with them, some can’t live without them. New Post!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he's directly blaming the protesting players and nfl management for his poor sales. he's angry that management isn't 'doing something' about the players. as if they shouldn't exercise their right to protest based on the potential impact to his bottom line. racist AND entitled.

  • Scromes1212

    But if it was your company and you didn't agree with the protest, wouldn't you have the same reaction?

  • starbright9449

    I don't blame him for dissociating himself because the NFL is catching hell and the ratings have dropped. For me it's not personal, its just business. But the comments and decisions he's made until now shows that he is a racist.

  • hottlanta

    Glad to see the protest is working while folks trying to make the players broke just like I said earlier.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Uhhm ok. So anyone who speaks out about the protest is racist? My friend wants me to ask.

  • Noirluv45

    You know, maybe so, but sometimes your mouth writes a check your behind can't cash. If he felt some kinda way about it, then he needed to keep that to himself or in his close circle, but he foolishly expressed it to the world (like he did about Obama), and now, he has to take it out of his behind. Sometimes people need to just shut up and quit putting every feeling on social media.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly smh i don't have to agree with every protest going on in America. That don't make me a racist

  • Noirluv45

    No, BUT, while speaking out, you don't insult people. You see, everyone doesn't need to know everything. Because he expressed his feelings PUBLICLY, he's going to have to take the fallout like a man. I don't feel sorry for him especially after the fact that he supports 45 AND was talking sideways about Obama.

  • Scromes1212

    What you posted sounds like what a lot of people are saying to Colin. JS.

  • Noirluv45

    Who said anything about not agreeing with protests that make him racist? I think the fact that he supports 45 kinda puts him in that category. He doesn't have to agree with anything he doesn't want to, but one has to be careful what they say because it can come back to bit em. I have zero pity for him.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm not normally a protesting type of person, but this is something I cant just ignore.
    You wont be seeing any Papa John's pizza in my house, that's for sure.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe it's the fact that Papa John's pizza tastes like crap?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yes he does but he's gonna catch hell while doing so. He's in for a rude awakening. He can't possibly think he's going to prosper once folks get a hold of this information...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    remind your friend that the protests are against the racist practice of gunning down innocent and unarmed Black Men. the majority of the protesting players are Black Men. ask your friend to do the math.

  • Scromes1212

    It's not about pity. He felt like that was the reason his sales were down so he commented on it. Don't see a problem with that

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    ??? Exactly. It's ppls right to protest and other ppls right to not agree if they want doesn't make them racist.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    we're not talking about protests in general; we're discussing this specific protest. you don't have to agree with ANY of them, but you do need to recognize their RIGHT to protest.

  • Noirluv45

    Well, let me put it like this. Colin didn't do anything wrong. He kneeled. He didn't cause a stink. He didn't act a fool. He kneeled. White folks got up in arms because they felt their flag and the national anthem were "disrespected." Black people have ALWAYS had to deal with people who had issues with our protests. They sing MLK's praises now, but back in the day, he was an enemy. He was a rebel-rouser and a trouble maker. That's not the same as Papa John dude. He's protesting someone else's right to protest. He opened his big mouth.

  • Scromes1212

    Trump won half the country. He decided he should pick a side. This could actually help his business. JS

  • CookieMobster

    I'm confused. How the hell is this racism??

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. If he thought his business was suffering, it's about to suffer even more. There's a whole bunch of black folks that are just done with Papa John's now... me included.

    I'm buying Domino's and Little Caesar's pizza from now on. Let the Trump supporters go buy his pizza.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    My friend said its ppls right to protest and other ppls right to not support whatever the protest is that doesn't make them racist. Also Papa John's is a sponsor of the NFL people who are boycotting the NFL because of the protest are boycotting anything associated with it like Papa John's. This is about business not race.

  • Noirluv45

    Well, I see a problem with that because it's going to make his sales go down even further. If one is a business owner, they have to be very careful what they say in public. He ain't seen nothing yet. It's not the first time he's opened his big mouth either. He's gone learn today.

  • January Jones

    That nasty ass pizza FOH

  • Noirluv45

    I think many of his actions have cause people to come to the racist conclusion.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    his 'protest' sounds a lot like 'yall need to get your 'employees' together because they are hurting my bottom line. never mind the fact that just as he has a right to complain about the impact, they have a right to protest.

  • Scromes1212

    It's funny you said that cause Colin protested and was given the starting job AFTER he protested. And he decided to leave that team on his own. Facts. He didn't get thrown out the NFL. He asked to leave his team, that he was starting on. He over played his hand.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. it can be about both, and apparently it is.

  • Noirluv45

    You don't think supporting 45 is about race? Many of us think 45 is a racist, White supremacist jackass. It's not 1+1 that makes people come to the summation that he's racist. See the big picture or no?

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly. It is and/both and not either/or.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's a known racist.

  • Scromes1212

    Not true smh if it's my business then I make the rules, as long as it doesn't violate your civil rights.

  • You Could Never

    Here you go with social media. He didnt say it on social media hun. His feelings. He said it in an interview via a conf. call as a reason on why his biz stock fell so bad. He did keep it within his circle. His investors and employees. Im sorry. You own a biz. You have to you know...talk to them?

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/11/01/papa-john-rips-nfl-leadership

    Im not sure what your issue is with the genre, but seems as if you cant accept change. Social media is indeed here to stay. You bash it every single time. And this time it has nothing to do with anything

    Did you feel like this when they stopped putting cassette players in cars?

  • Scromes1212

    No he is not smh your doing like you always do, repeating liberal propaganda smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He has zero proof that his sales declined due to the protests but since he doesn't agree with the protests he's going to blame them for the sales decline.

    That doesn't make a good businessman.
    Now the people who don't agree with him will boycott Papa Johns.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    No, we don't know that it's about both! That's just your assumption because as you previously stated "the majority of protesters are black" therefore him disassociating himself from it makes him racist.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    That Papa Johns Pizza is awful yuck

  • You Could Never

    This rich ass white man will be okay. NFL protests or no NFL protests. Football is associated however with pizza and wings. Its why all of the chain rest.'s have wing specials on what day? Monday. But forget this dude. He will be okay.

  • Noirluv45

    So far, it hasn't helped him at all. If that were the case, he wouldn't be complaining.

  • Scromes1212

    And you have zero proof he is racist but you still make that assumption, right?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And you keep pretending facts are liberal propaganda.

    It's effing ironic that you support Trump and Republicans and complain about 'propaganda' which is the only reason Republicans in elections.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    and they are not violating his civil rights. no one suggested that he can't express his concern about his bottom line, but if people take offense due to his choice of words, they too are entitled to how they feel about what he said.

  • Scromes1212

    How Is He losing lol?

  • Noirluv45

    Apparently, it's not this incident alone that allows people to come to the conclusion that he's racist. Look at the whole pizza and not the slice (pun intended).

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why do you lie?
    Everyone knows that Colin was going to be cut by the 49ers.
    Damn you Republicans can't help but lie.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. "Get those uppity negros in line" is how it sounds to me.

  • Scromes1212

    First fact you made in a long time lol

  • MissHarlem

    I commented earlier downstairs on him. Lemme copy paste

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Does he have any empirical data that proves that sales are down because he's an NFL sponsor?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    the protest is about the killing of Black Men.
    he expressed concern about his business.

    those are the facts.

  • Noirluv45

    Yup, got that right. Thankfully, I've been through with them a long time ago. We have a place here called Marco's and it tastes like real pizza. I'm sure the 45 supporters are licking his wounds.

  • hotntot95

    Bye! Lots of other "pizza in the sea"...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you know it!

  • Noirluv45

    He's complaining about sales being down and how the protest is messing up his business. Isn't that losing?

  • Tammie Reed

    __________________________________________________!!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He hasn't signed a significant piece of legislation yet.

    Just like Trump is undoing all of Obama's executive orders the next president will undo his.

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    He's a crappy guy. He pulled out of the ACA because he didn't want to spend extra money for his EE's to have insurance. IDK if he's racists or classist(sp), but either way I won't be buying any of his nasty a** pizza.

  • You Could Never

    Someone in his camp MAY have violated his confidentiality policy if all that was on that call were investors and employees. But dats it lol. And Im sure when he finds out who did it they asses will be fah fah fired....*makes fired ass hand-movement like Vanessa Bell Calloway did in "Whats Love Got To Do With It"

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, the irony.

  • Queen B

    Too many acronyms ? What is ACA, EE, (sp) lol ? Imma little slow today the weekend is near

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I'm aware of what the protests are about and I just explained to you why he is concered about his business, because his business is a sponsor of the NFL and with ppl boycotting the NFL and its affiliates his business is in jeopardy. It's about money not race.

  • GuestSTAR

    Sounds like a decent man, but Little Caeser's is gross.
    I knew what this Papa John guy was about years ago when I saw him on Hannity. He's definitely HARD RIGHT.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well nothing is sacred.... they snitching & leaking in the white house, so all bets are off.... everywhere. *shrug*

  • Noirluv45

    All that matters is that people have come to that conclusion for quite some time. It's not just this one incident. It's a collective one.

  • MissHarlem

    He's been on dog whistle conversation since 08 so I knew this was coming. The whole conversation was very telling.

  • Scromes1212

    My bad. I thought you meant Trump

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Protesting someone expressing their 1st Amendment rights isn't the same as protesting.

    It's an attempt at censorship, but you authoritarian types love bullying people and that's why you lackeys love Trump.

  • Noirluv45

    That's what they do best. They deflect and lie. They will try to convince everyone the sky is green when we can all see it's blue.

  • Scromes1212

    How is it a lie? He wasn't cut, he asked to leave and he was the starting QB. That is a fact. Him getting cut is speculation. Try again

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so please explain to me why people are boycotting the NFL...

  • Scromes1212

    What did I say that was a lie?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • Noirluv45

    Well, how is that working for him. You see, just because you have a right to do something doesn't mean it's in your best interest to do so. Whatever decisions we make, we have to deal with the consequences. We have to count the cost. He's the one whining about his bottom line, so tell me, how is that working for him?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yep. This is one example of why it's tricky to mix business with political/social issues. He could have handled it differently and kept his mouth shut... instead of sounding like he's annoyed at the black players for messing with his money, and mad at the NFL for not keeping those negroes in line.
    Not smart business on his part. It's gonna cost him.

  • Scromes1212

    He has 800 million dollars lol seems to working out well.

  • You Could Never

    Yall are both right.

    "Kaepernick's representatives informed teams earlier this week that he would be opting out of the final year of his contract with the 49ers. The paperwork was finalized and filed Friday. Kaepernick, who restructured his contract last October, will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins next Thursday.

    But even if Kaepernick hadn't exercised that option, he wouldn't have been back with the 49ers under the terms of his current contract. General manager John Lynch told SiriusXM radio on Thursday afternoon that the team would have released Kaepernick had he not elected to opt out."

    Now stop it lol

  • Scromes1212

    Totally agree

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Because they're more interested in football not a protest. A lot of people feel the NFL is not the place for such a protest. However, it's their right to protest as it's other ppls right to boycott.

  • You Could Never

    leaks been in full effect. They kind of tickle me. Im glad it happened. We need to know who is with us and who may be against us.

  • Scromes1212

    You stop it lol Lynch did not confirm that. Facts. The fact is he was starting and had another year left and HE went to management BEFORE they said anything about letting him go and said he wanted out. Facts.

  • Noirluv45

    There you go with your judgmental assessments of who I am and what I believe NEVER taking the statement into context. I'm not against social media, per se, but I am against the fact that people put everything out there. People will continue to do it, and that's their right, but they need not complain when it bites them in the ass. That's my opinion. Why does it bother you that bad? What does my opinion have to do with you anyway? If I'm against social media and you aren't, then so be it? Hun, if my comments upset your sensibilities, I suggest you gloss right overem. How's that?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    listen, they are telling all of Trump's business, Lol!
    he personally calling up Maggie to tell her 'i'm actually not mad at anyone' ....meanwhile, those staffers in the restroom stall on their cell foam telling WP "this nicca done lost it... he yelling at the tv and done cursed Jared clean out" ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Not smart business on his part. It's gonna cost him.
    ______________________
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  • Scromes1212

    1st amendment does not have the same meaning when it pertains to employment. Try again.

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    LOL, I'm hollering! ACA = Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and EE = Employees. Sorry!!! LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You think money is everything.
    You sound like a fool.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    the protests don't interfere with the actual game. but if people like Trump can't stomach the sight of Black Men exercising their right (as citizens and taxpayers) to take a knee in silent protest prior to the game, i certainly support THEIR right to boycott the NFL.

  • bella28498 .

    who tf eat papa johns.....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The fans who don't like the protests are trying to censor the players indirectly by boycotting and hurting the bottom line of the owners' enough so they take some sort of action against the players.

    Trump violated the players' 1st Amendment rights when he said they should be fired since Trump is president and a representative of the government.

  • You Could Never

    NEVER taking the statement into context:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I actually took the whole statement into context before posting.

    * If he felt some kinda way about it, then he needed to keep that to himself or in his close circle (he did. He was talking to his team)

    * but he foolishly expressed it to the world (like he did about Obama) (when did he post this about ObamaCare...to the world? I could have SWORN he said it to a college class in Florida? And again it got leaked)

    * Sometimes people need to just shut up and quit putting every feeling on social media. (And again...what did he put on social media?)

    * I suggest you gloss right overem. How's that? (this is fine. cant comment on what I cant see. Blocked.)

  • JV

    "Lynch did not confirm that"
    --------
    I've never heard of any team management admit they were going to cut a player. That's just not professional -- and he certainly didn't deny it.

    The whole for me is.. Brandon freaking WEEDEN got signed as a backup QB. He's beyond awful. As a Browns fan, I had to watch Kevin Hogan play quarterback for a game. (It ended with 3 interceptions and a fumble if you're wondering.) There's no excuse for Kaep not to be employed as he is at minimum a fringe starting quarterback and a very serviceable backup at worst. There's a reason he's suing the league for collusion.

  • Scromes1212

    Lol reaching as usual smh.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I know it doesn't interfere with the game. I'm just telling you what I've heard ppl (who are apparently bothered) say. Overall, it doesn't make someone racist.

  • 2gr8ful

    So true! But I thought she was asking for a “friend”.....then I got confused when she ie “the friend” seem to have responded???..Anyway if he thinks his sales are down because of the protests and pulling back ads is about business he must not have done his research on how this would negatively impact his business.

  • Karen Brady

    Lol .. ya'll are too funny

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So why are the fans boycotting?

    Why did Trump say fire the SOBs if they don't salute the flag?

    Because they want to force the players to stand and salute during the national anthem.

  • Scromes1212

    And there is a reason his lawyer said he would be signed in 10 days smh. Like I said before, he was a starting QB for a NFL team the last game of last season and he went to management and I want to leave. That's the facts.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    White folks. I ate it one time, years ago and that one time was enough for me. It was sooo nasty. The sauce literally made me sick.

  • Karen Brady

    And keep your chees bread too! There. I told hiz azzzzz.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Google him and some of the comments that he's made.

  • You Could Never

    *crine*

  • Scromes1212

    So you think there business can't force the players to stand during the anthem?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I said he was going to be cut.

    My God do you people know how to read?

  • Karen Brady

    Took me a min to catch on but it's been YEARS. Gross waste of $$.

  • bella28498 .

    lol but if wp eat it why is his sales suffering???

  • Karen Brady

    LOL.. I had to contibute somehow.

  • Scromes1212

    And I said that is speculation. Did I lie?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Is Papa Johns even made from real food? Their pizza is hella nasty.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, i'm sure they're only "bothered" because they're patriotic. thanks for the clarification.

  • You Could Never

    I dont think so baby. I truly dont think that they do. And its okay *hugs Roderick's neck then recalls of that time he accused me of being a cave demon white woman and mushes him lightly in the back of the head*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump 'won' with less than 45% of the vote and lost the popular vote by 3 million votes.

    The only thing that worked in his favor was the voter suppression in Wisconsin and the low turnout in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

  • You Could Never

    You did GREAT

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i believe that was an attempt at being clever (or pretending to have a clever friend maybe)

  • Scromes1212

    Ok he won 45% smh round up.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    THIS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Thanks boo!!! :-) :-)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Good question lol.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly lol that boy is more bipolar then Tyrese smh

  • Noirluv45

    Why doesn't it? Are you saying that I, as an employee, lose my FA rights?

  • JV

    I don't think it's clear at all that he left under his own volition, and even so, his future with the team -- which still has the hots for Kirk Cousins this offseason and just traded for Jimmy G, don't forget -- was murky at best. I'm comfortable saying it's fact that Kaep's better than some of the QB's bandied about this year, and that's partly why I feel he has a good case against the NFL.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (and all that Russian interference on social media platforms, LOL!)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The NFL didn't have a problem with it until Trump whipped up his supporters and those Pavlov's dogs started drooling and barking about protesting.

  • Noirluv45

    Would you want to be force to stand for the NA? Would you want to be forced to salute the flag? Would you want to be force to dye your hair blonde? Would you want to be forced to do anything against your will?

  • bella28498 .

    so he is a white liar lol

  • Noirluv45

    You know what? Nothing anyone says to that person up top is going to resonate. He is the typical conservative who will never, ever change his/her mindset. They'll keep playing on the merry-go-round.

  • Branch Davidian

    I wonder of Ol' John stopped to think that maybe apps like UberEats are cutting into his business? I mean why have ANY delivery pizza if you can have the restaaurant of your choice in probably less time? Plus Costco pizza kicks ass anyway...have another beer Papa.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5fc94cce0284f6554db96a2b42a3022e9211b75fa73e84dbd1336b76bbcc4fe9.jpg

  • Scromes1212

    We can agree there are QBs worse then him but it's about the system you play in. My only point was it's going to be hard to prove collusion when you left a team that gave you the starting job AFTER the protest. JS

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You must have a different screen name because I don't remember you.

  • Scromes1212

    You answered a question with 4 questions lol

  • Scromes1212

    No lol I'm saying you can't say what you want when your on the job.

  • toody young

    Me! But not since last week. Them bastards told me they couldn't deliver my pizza to me no longer inside my apt building. So I didn't buy the pizza. So he done really gave me a reason now. Little Caesars it is from here own.

  • Look@m3

    People still eat there?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The players belong to a union.
    Obviously Goodell and the owners can't force them to stand or the NFL wouldn't have made that weasel-worded statement.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's an authoritarian prick like his idle Trump.

  • Noirluv45

    THIS!

  • Scromes1212

    Costco pizza? Lol congratulations, you played yourself smh

  • Noirluv45

    Where's that rule?

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Hella Nasty! Lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's funny that Trump is everything they claimed they hated about Obama.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    More than a decade ago I ate that on the regular until the delivery guy didn't do his job. He said he couldn't find my place (and I lived only five minutes away) and mumbled something in Spanish. I told him that he needed to stay in his area if he didn't know the neighborhood.

    From that day on, I was banned and even got weird looks when I did a pickup at another location. The first one closed for good not long after that incident and I just go to trader Joes or CPK for my pizza craving.

  • Scromes1212

    The NBA has a union and they have a rule that you have to stand lol do you even watch sports? Lol

  • We Can Do This

    With all the help from tax payers to run their businesses, they're still complaining.

  • Elevated Soul

    I don't do pizza but I know plenty of people that do but anyways:Papa John Pizza Corp,has every right to pull ads from the NFL,due to business.It's time for liberals to stop calling everyone racist just because you disagree with something they say or do...You "coons" are minimizing what racism really was/is,when you do that.......

    The business of the NFL is in a very bad place and anyone that can't comprehend that,don't know a thing about business.....

  • Look@m3

    Unfortunately, I loved them cheese breads in college! But yeah, screw him in the millennium!

  • TVJunkie

    Marcos Pizza is the ish!!! lol

  • bella28498 .

    lol phuck papa johns

  • The Goode Queen

    Better do him like how y'all did Tina and chrisette ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    We're talking about the NFL not the NBA.
    The NFL has a rule that the players have to be on the field during the National Anthem nothing more.

  • Look@m3

    Ugh! I thought that at one point in life but I'm over their pizza.
    I like local pizzarias. Expensive but worth it...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Or maybe people are boycotting Papa Johns because he's a hard right wing zealot of he didn't want to extend health insurance to his employees even though it would have only cost him less than $1/pizza.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    The only thing good about papa johns is the garlic sauce

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown shut up

  • You Could Never

    Its ME Roderick. Teena Marie gravi

  • ShWa

    Who eats this nasty a** food anyways, the one used to pass by never had customers in there, bye Felicia....

  • Drea982

    Booooooooo! His pizza was always a last resort for us and now I will never buy it. Come on John, you're an effing imbecile. Your cheap, racist mind frame is going to hurt sales, not to mention your mediocre (at best) pizza. His pizza is like 1 step up from the $5 7-11 pizza. Again, I say boooooo!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Blacks make up 12% of the US population. If this man was smart, he'd know not to say stuff that could alienate a significant chunk of the market like that. But he's going to learn the hard way.
    This black man, among many others, is going to vote with his dollars. He wont have to worry about my business anymore.

  • A D N

    Well...no more Papa Johns pizza for me. Now how would he like that protest. Also...is no one contributing the low NFL ratings due to people protesting the treatment of Kaepernick? No one...? I am a huge fan of football, but lost my taste for it this season...and yes, because I didn't like the president's remarks as well as Kaepernick's treatment. However, I do think another method of protest should be used other than at the NFL games.

  • Noirluv45

    Ohhhh, isn't it though!!! ????

  • Noirluv45

    Right, right, brother. What gets me is that he's done absolutely nothing, yet they still support him. I suspect they do so because he represents their White supremacists mindset.

  • TheOwley

    People were angry with PPJ for staying in business with the NFL in spite of the protests. When PPJ profits began to tumble, the CEO blamed the players and NFL executives and in doing so, exposed the quality of his product and treatment of employees. But it's the season of the boycott. People are boycotting the NFL, any company affiliated with the league, boycotting Hollywood, boycotting ESPN, boycotting any form of entertainment where politics rule the day. Bottom line, you don't like the product, don't buy it. If the seller is selling you politics with it, you don't have to buy it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There's a Papa John's near me, and I feel bad for them because I'm sure their business is going to drop off even more as a result of this controversy. And those are black people who work there. I always want to support my people, but in this case I'm taking a stand. I'm not putting a penny in this man John Schnatter's pockets.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I’ve never had his pizza and never will racist piece of trash.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If he pulls his advertising then there's less of an audience watching his commercials, which is going to mean less people ordering his pizzas, so how is that a smart business strategy? It's not.

  • Vonn

    Right? If he never sells another pizza he will live a great life. Greedy & racists bastard.

  • Faithz

    My goodness Papa John might as well pack his S***^ UP
    Because this is a perfect example of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

  • Jay

    Your sales are declining because customers are tired of seeing your nasty as employees make pizza with no gloves on there nasty ass hands. After sweeping and moping the floor they go right back to making pizza with out even washing there hands. I have seen it !!!. I took that pizza and threw it in the trash soon as i left. Take the ten dollars and put it up your rear !!!!

  • ShWa

    Frfr not bothered by him, he can kick rocks....nasty looking shih he serving, nobody eats there anyways...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well he's done a lot through his executive orders and judicial nominees and he's destroying the EPA and DOE with his unqualified heads of said departments.

  • unknown user

    nasty azz pizza. i hate how they put the cheese on top of the toppings instead of underneath. fix it!

  • Noirluv45

    That's true. He's done enough damage. Thanks.

  • Rayne

    But yo pizza ? is NASTY. Ion think it's one of those establishments in the city of Chicago maybe in the suburbs. But is nasty.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Fugg Yo Pizza!!!!!

  • Ryan

    I haven't eaten their pizza in over ten years cause it's nasty. There's just too much and better competition nowadays.

  • Lapis

    This pizza is nasty as hell. Forget them! Just direct-a your feetza to Daddy Green's Pizza...
    Lets see how old yall are lol

  • i troll it like i see it

    I was waiting on a pizza a long time ago and saw an employee tossing the pizza dough and it just kept brushing up against his long black arm hair and I totally lost my appetite.

  • KB

    I actually agree with you. For the life of me can't agree with calling people "coons". You bring a valid point but it gets washed over with the derogatory name calling. IMO

  • pecancandy

    Nailed it

  • PRPSP

    I'm the master!

  • Lapis

    Sho-NUFF!!

  • SumthinSweeter

    ewww.

  • SumthinSweeter

    "Aye NFL, get your N*ggers in line. They f-cking up my "dough".

    -John Schnatter

  • freelancepimp .

    Dude has always come across as a douche to me.

  • Elevated Soul

    I call them exactly what they call any Black person that dares not
    to be a Democrat...I'm not one to sugarcoat the truth.

    Do you tell all of these brainwashed zombies, how you feel about them calling "any Black person that isn't a Democrat", a "coon"? If not your statement has no validity as far as I'm concerned....

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    They need to stop charging $18 bucks for a pizza lol... Pizza hut is cheaper. When they have a sale you can get a large 1 topping for $7.99

  • Malai

    Whyyyyy is this so funny ????

  • Kayke

    You just had to get your one lick in....lol, funny stuff!

  • Ryan
  • anjanette b

    Omg the lil creasar owner paid Rosea Parks rent until she died that is absolutely beautiful. & forreal tho lil creasar pizza is good as Hell.

  • anjanette b

    Damn????

  • Kayke

    It's racism, that he is being rewarded for.

  • Queen B

    Oh gotcha lol ?

  • Jussjess25

    Say no more I will never by this crappy pizza again in life.

  • pure_rachet

    Papa Johns always gave me diarrhea

  • pure_rachet

    Lol you petty for that one. But yeah. Greasy as hell and plain disgusting!!

  • pure_rachet

    yep. It happens. They put the dough all over they flaky white ashy ass arms. Every pizza shop does it.

  • pure_rachet

    also charge for delivery then don't wanna park and come up. You gotta go outside. WTF

  • pure_rachet

    I'll give you a better recipe.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I used to eat their Chicken Fingers a long time ago. I cut Papa John's off when he voiced his opinion on Gay Marriage.I've never had Chik-Fil-A, or In-N-Out, but I cut them off as well when they made their comments against Gay Marriage.

  • datATLboi

    Fawk that WHITE DEVIL....I like papa johns but I'll never spend a dime there again

  • nick c

    Chik fil A is popping 24/7 boycott or not you missing out on that one.

  • nick c

    You can't beat that 6 dollar most cheese and peporani pizza.

  • nick c

    Lil Ceasars got them all beat with the 5 dollar and 6 dollar pizzas.

  • nick c

    6 dollar pizza is the bomb you tripping

  • GuestSTAR

    Lol, yeah ok.

  • chris

    I seen that at domino's chick took a phone call put on some sanitizer--didn't even rub it in then went right back to making pizza. No sink in sight no gloves. Needless to say I left haven't been back since.

  • chris

    I ain't eat papa John's some he was coming at Obama years ago. Jerry Jones and patyon both own man franchises.

  • starbright9449

    Lol

  • Karen Brady

    Thank you. :-)

  • Karen Brady

    THIS!!!!!! I've seen this too when I used to go pick up a pie at Papa John's from time to time years ago. Black curly arm hair and the dough was all over his arms. I was sick chile. Sick.

  • Karen Brady

    Pure, I love you..I don't believe you gave us a clear enough descripton of their arms.

  • Karen Brady

    They were yummy.. I know lol.. I like it more than the pizza.

  • Karen Brady

    yup yup! lol

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    Our Papa's John's are all run by Muslims - not Italians. I always avoid it because once there was "HAIR" in my pizza! A big black hair that looked like a curly pube, gross.