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The CEO Of Papa John's Just Blamed NFL Protestors For Hurting His Company's Profits

Founder and CEO of Papa John's, John Schnatter, who has a personal net wealth of $801 million dollars, is complaining that NFL players taking the knee in protest of systemic racism and police brutality against African-Americans is causing him to lose money. 

On a conference call with investors, Schnatter had this to say: 

The NFL has hurt Papa John's shareholders. This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago. The controversy is polarizing the customer, polarizing the country.

This isn't the first time Schnatter has put profits over the well-being of people. 

In 2012 he spoke about his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, saying:

If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders best interests.


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The people are not feeling sympathy for Schnatter's plight:

Many people didn't need another reason to turn their backs on the pizza chain:

H/T: CNN, Politico