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Al Sharpton Blasts Papa Johns Over Claims the NFL Protests Are Hurting Sales: ‘Maybe the Problem Is Your Product’

During his Sunday “Gotcha” segment on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Al Sharpton ripped Papa John’s owner John Schnatter for blaming the NFL’s National Anthem protests for a decrease in sales.

“That Schnatter would echo President Trump’s condemnation of player protests is not surprising,” Sharpton explained. “After all, he’s been cozying up to Republican power players for years, whether it was donating to President Trump or fund-raising for Mitt Romney or suggesting that Obamacare would force his company to cut hours for workers.”

Sharpton went on to call Schnatter’s comments “cheesy” and “stupid.”

“If your pizza’s popularity is so reliant on conservative sports spectators that it can’t withstand a few protests, maybe the problem is your product,” he added.

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