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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One of the NFL’s biggest advertisers is pulling its ads

Remember some of those incredibly awkward commercials where Peyton Manning shilled for some overtly average pizza?
Well, those won’t be airing anymore.
In a stunning move, the NFL just lost out on one of its biggest advertisers when the pizza chain Papa John’s pulled its NFL-related advertisements Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
The reason is extremely telling. Jonathan Maze, senior financial editor at Nation’s Restaurant News, puts the blame solely on the NFL.

 Papa John’s is primarily basing its projected losses on the NFL.

The NFL has been in a maelstrom of controversy ever since the beginning of last season, when then-49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick first began kneeling for the national anthem as a form of protest against police brutality and racism.
The movement slowly grew throughout the 2016 NFL season, with various players opting to kneel, sit or raise a “black power” first during the national anthem.