(RTTNews.com) – Frozen pizza model DiGiorno mocked Papa John’s in Twitter after the pizza chain’s founder and CEO John Schnatter blamed athletes’ nationwide anthem protests for weak gross sales.
Schnatter lately blamed his firm’s poor outcomes on National Football League or NFL gamers kneeling in the course of the American nationwide anthem to protest police brutality. He additionally slammed NFL management for not taking motion. Papa John’s is claimed to be reconsidering its NFL sponsorship amid declining tv scores for the game.
In a tweet, DiGiorno, a unit of Nestle, first responded via emojis to point that their gross sales did not expertise adverse results.
In response, Papa John’s ultimately modified their Twitter bio to “Frozen pizza = the equivalent of a participation trophy,”, which was later modified to “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Tweets”.
As of now, each firms appear like to have toned down their Twitter bio.
Other pizza firms are additionally coming into the feud. According to Business Insider, Greg Creed, the CEO of Pizza Hut’s guardian firm Yum! Brands, said that the chain was “not seeing impact on any of that on our business.”
Since the start of the 2017 season, the NFL protests have sparked a nationwide political debate. Many celebrities stood in solidarity with the gamers kneeling in the course of the anthem, whereas some, together with President Donald Trump, name the motion unpatriotic.
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