Nearly two weeks after saying the NFL has hurt its business, Papa John’s Pizza is clarifying its stance on anthem protests.
The pizza chain used its Twitter page Tuesday to apologize to anyone who thought talk stemming from the company’s quarterly conference call nearly two weeks ago was meant to be divisive.
For good measure, Papa John’s made sure one group’s views are not welcome, giving those people “the finger” in emoji form.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Sacramento Bee
The tweets come not long after Papa John’s was slammed on social media by other pizza companies, and reports that said founder and CEO John Schnatter lost a chunk of his personal net worth in one day.
The company has already stated it doesn’t want business from racists. Tuesday’s posts seeking a middle ground on anthem protests just serve as a reminder that Neo-Nazis aren’t invited to the discussion.