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Papa John's Just Tried To Throw Shade Back At DiGiorno's--It Didn't Go So Well

By Collin Gossel

On October 31, Papa John's Pizza released its third quarter financial results. While the company didn't post losses, its sluggish growth and predictions of lower sales in coming quarters triggered a bit of a panic among investors. By 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 1, Papa John's stock had dropped by 11%, resulting in "Papa" John Schnatter himself losing an estimated $70 million. Who does Papa John blame for this financial setback? 

Schnatter blamed the NFL's handling of players protesting racist police brutality:

The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and owners' satisfaction.

To many people, Schnatter's thinking didn't make much sense: