– Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the network of pizzerias Papa John’s John Shatter accused the National football League (NFL) is too slow in resolving the controversy surrounding the national anthem.
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As reported, a number of players in American football ceased to stand during the performance of the US national anthem in protest against racial discrimination. These actions provoked condemnation from the part of the Americans resulted in the decline in TV ratings the most popular sports game in the States.
In turn, presumably, this has affected the sales of pizza Papa John’s, official sponsor of the NFL since 2010.
“Scandal in the NFL has affected us, – quotes the words of Snatcher website ESPN. – We are disappointed that the League and its leadership are unable to cope with this situation.”
Earlier, Papa John’s reported revenue growth in the third quarter by 2.2%, which was significantly below market forecasts. The company also downgraded its forecasts for profit and revenue for the current year. Its shares fell by 9%, a record pace for 8 months.