There is growing concern among NFL advertisers that the anti-American national anthem protest is affecting their sales.
When a Pizza company pulls out of sponsoring a football league, then you know things are bad.
On Wednesday Papa Johns told the NFL they were pulling ads from the games.
The consumer sentiment is too negative.
Via Bleacher Report…
Per Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter said sales are down due to “negative consumer sentiment” regarding the company’s relationship with the NFL.
Schnatter also called the NFL “an example of poor leadership,” according to Maze.
A constant topic of discussion during the 2017 NFL season has been players’ decision to protest during the national anthem.