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:
With all the hype on Twitter, frozen pizza giant DiGiorno stepped in with a well-placed sub-tweet:
And the brutality did not stop there:
That's what it looks like to watch a pizza burn...
No one expected the Twitter fight of the day to be Papa John's vs. DiGiorno, but things were just heating up:
Papa John's attempted to strike back with a sub-tweet of their own:
What? What does the new bio say?
A decent burn. It seems Twitter sides with DiGiorno, however:
Our condolences to the Papa after this thorough roasting.
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