NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem - page 5

Unless you live in a cave you’ve heard and seen the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem prior to games. Like most topics these days the country is very divided over... Read More

  1. by   Lil Nel
    I read today in the Washington Post that the founder of Papa John's pizza is lamenting the profits lost while the kneeling controversy has enveloped the NFL. No surprise, he is a Republican who donated $1,000 to the Bum, and contributes to other Republican candidates.

    Am I supposed to care about lost profits to Papa John? Sorry, but I don't care. Who needs to eat pizza anyway? It contributes to heart disease, which is still a leading killer in the United States.

    Ah, capitalism at work. Social justice be damned! Profits are the only thing that matters!
  2. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Lil Nel
    I read today in the Washington Post that the founder of Papa John's pizza is lamenting the profits lost while the kneeling controversy has enveloped the NFL. No surprise, he is a Republican who donated $1,000 to the Bum, and contributes to other Republican candidates.

    Am I supposed to care about lost profits to Papa John? Sorry, but I don't care. Who needs to eat pizza anyway? It contributes to heart disease, which is still a leading killer in the United States.

    Ah, capitalism at work. Social justice be damned! Profits are the only thing that matters!
    The founder of Papa John's has been accused of unfair labor practices. Again, profits over people.

    i love pizza, but you won't catch me at Papa John's. I'll add them to my list of businesses I won't patronize due to labor practices or religious/racial/LGBTQ bigotry which includes Chik-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and Walmart.
  3. by   Lil Nel
    Well, here is the latest regarding Papa John pizza. I guess they got some serious blow-back from the public, and so they have now changed their song and dance.

    However, my opinion of them hasn't changed. Profits above social justice, tsk, tsk.

    Papa John's Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
    The Louisville, Kentucky-based company is a major NFL sponsor and advertiser, and Schnatter said on an earnings call on Nov. 1 that "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders" and that the protests "should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago."
    The company tweeted a statement offering to "work with the players and league to find a positive way forward."

    Read more here: Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests | Lexington Herald Leader
  4. by   elkpark
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    The founder of Papa John's has been accused of unfair labor practices. Again, profits over people.

    i love pizza, but you won't catch me at Papa John's. I'll add them to my list of businesses I won't patronize due to labor practices or religious/racial/LGBTQ bigotry which includes Chik-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and Walmart.
    I don't know if reproductive rights are an issue for you in choosing to boycott businesses, but the owner of the Domino's Pizza chain, Tom Monaghan, has big a big donor to anti-choice groups for many years. I've been boycotting Domino's for decades because of this.
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    I make my own pizza.
  6. by   Lil Nel
    I don't buy pizza from chain franchises. I shop local pizza, or Amy's organic frozen pizza.

    But I knew that about Domino's and I don't shop the same places as BC, for the same reasons as BC!

    And I stopped shopping at Target because they gave money to ALEC.
  7. by   nursej22
    DJT really seems to have it in for black athletes, especially when media his focusing on the Russia investigation.


    Trump’s racist rants follow a pattern. Even his supporters are tired of it. – ThinkProgress

    And yet, when white people criticize him, crickets. Professional basketball coach Popovich has called him a soulless coward and an embarrassment. Cavuto and Shepherd from Fox news have flat said he is wrong, but no tweets about them.
  8. by   Coloradonurse1983
    Honestly, I've never been a fan of the NFL and it's players. They prioritize strip clubbing, drinking, and ego over being decent people. Let me kneel and then go cheat on my spouse, beat her up when I get home, participate in dog fighting, rape women, get DUI's, use drugs, etc. How many of them are actually doing stuff to help? Or I'll just kneel and go party. They should be using their fame and be putting their money where their mouths are. It's like changing your Facebook profile to "I'm stand with...." or "Pray for ......". Doesn't really do anything unless you pitch in to help. It's hollow activism and is very shallow. I agree with their right to protest. Just don't do it cause it's what everyone else is doing without giving it a second thought.
  9. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from elkpark
    I don't know if reproductive rights are an issue for you in choosing to boycott businesses, but the owner of the Domino's Pizza chain, Tom Monaghan, has big a big donor to anti-choice groups for many years. I've been boycotting Domino's for decades because of this.
    They're now on my list. Their pizza is terrible anyway.
  10. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Coloradonurse1983
    Honestly, I've never been a fan of the NFL and it's players. They prioritize strip clubbing, drinking, and ego over being decent people. Let me kneel and then go cheat on my spouse, beat her up when I get home, participate in dog fighting, rape women, get DUI's, use drugs, etc. How many of them are actually doing stuff to help? Or I'll just kneel and go party. They should be using their fame and be putting their money where their mouths are. It's like changing your Facebook profile to "I'm stand with...." or "Pray for ......". Doesn't really do anything unless you pitch in to help. It's hollow activism and is very shallow. I agree with their right to protest. Just don't do it cause it's what everyone else is doing without giving it a second thought.
    A large percentage of them do a lot of charity work, and do it quietly. There are some that definitely act as you describe, but it's not fair to those who do good to make a blanket statement like that.
  11. by   elkpark
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    A large percentage of them do a lot of charity work, and do it quietly. There are some that definitely act as you describe, but it's not fair to those who do good to make a blanket statement like that.
    Also, there is a growing awareness of the risks of CTE and the potential for mental status/personality changes that go along with it. At this point, we simply don't know how much brain damage inflicted by playing the game may be affecting the behavior of some of the players. I'm sure we'll be learning more about that as time goes on.

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