Papa John's requests Nazis refrain from buying its pizzas
Pizza chain deflecting endorsement from alt-right
In wake of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer's endorsement of Papa John's, the restaurant chain is asking hate groups not to buy its pizzas.
The endorsement came after Papa John's CEO John Schnatter made comments blaming National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem for the company's recent losses. Newsweek reports The Daily Stormer showed its support to the chain by posting a picture of a swastika pizza and declaring Papa John's the official pizza of the alt-right.
Senior director of public relations for Papa John's said the company "condemns racism in all forms and any and all hate groups that support it." He added that the company doesn't want "these individuals or groups to buy our pizza."
Papa John's is an official sponsor of the NFL.