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As many crappy commercials featuring Peyton Manning as they release, Papa Johns is and will always be a terrible pizza franchise. And it’s not the fact that Papa Johns himself is a creep, it is that the pizza is absolute trash. But don’t tell that to Papa, because he actually believes their poor pizza sales are because of the NFL protests.
According to ESPN, “the official pizza company of the NFL,” is blaming football players’ and their protests for its poor sales. Here’s what company founder and CEO John Schnatter had to say:
“The NFL has hurt us. We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”
What a tool. And Twitter was quick to act as they got to roasting Papa Johns. Take a look at the best responses below.
Colin Kaepernick has done it now, taking dollars away from the billionaire founder of a pizza franchise. I’ll alert the media. #PapaJohns
— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) November 1, 2017
Papa Johns puts tomato soup on cardboard and threw Peyton Manning’s long head ass on a commercial and blaming black players lmaoooooo
— Chiefs 6- (@tattedykdub) November 1, 2017
This is a bold new marketing campaign by Papa Johns pizza: pic.twitter.com/vOXDchwoYH
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 1, 2017
Papa Johns only sells white pizza now.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 1, 2017
Papa Johns would rather blame poor sales on NFL players kneeling than accept the fact that Little Caesars Hot N Ready is for the people.
— Marcella Arguello (@marcellacomedy) November 1, 2017
Me: why is this pizza so salty and wet?
Papa Johns: well, we don’t want to blame it all on 9/11, but-
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 2, 2017
Just sitting here watching #PapaJohns stock slide into the trash. Which is where all Papa Johns “pizza” belongs.
— Theo Marshall (@ImTheoMarshall) November 2, 2017
Just remember what they stand for at Papa Johns. Besides nasty attitudes and nasty pizza pic.twitter.com/qIQlwpJlaA
— Ty (@Tksailor) November 1, 2017
Papa Johns tastes like a U-Haul seat cushion
— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) November 1, 2017
Maybe Papa John’s sales are being hurt by people suddenly realizing their pizza is flavorless garbage dough topped with frozen sorta-cheese?
— Stephen Falk (@stephenfalk) November 1, 2017
who the fuck eats a papa johns anyway
— homeshake (@HOOMESHAAKE) November 2, 2017
America agrees…you have shitty pizza. #PapaJohns
— Pinky Slivotitz™❄ (@ACreativeMuggle) November 2, 2017
Try again, Papa.