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Here is another person who doesn’t understand what the NFL players are protesting for.
He didn’t directly say the NFL Commissioner’s name, but Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter threw blame at the leagues’s “leadership” for the drop in ratings and his declining numbers in sales. says that, Papa John’s shares are down about 23 percent this year and their competitor Domino’s Pizza is up more than 11 percent.

Schnatter said via Chris Ottis of today, “This should have been nipped in the bud a year and half ago. Good or bad, leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership.”
With that statement it’s obvious Schnatter was referring to Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid’s protesting in the 2016 season and now he’s referring to the 2017 season with his other statements.
The Pizza CEO blames it all on the kneeling during the anthem and said, “This year the ratings are going backwards because of the controversy. The controversy is polarizing the customer; polarizing the country.”
Apparently Schnatter has kept quiet, but now he’s giving his two-cents out because sales have dropped for the NFL’s most recognized brand, Papa John’s Pizza.

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