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Source: getty

Pizza Hut And DiGiorno Roast Papa John's For Blaming Low Sales On NFL

By Mark Pygas

Shares in Papa John's have fallen 13% after an earnings report showed the company was losing customers. And less than 24 hours after the report was made public, CEO John Schnatter has already lost $70 million from his personal net worth, according to Bloomberg. Pretty brutal run for the once dominant chain.

Schnatter thinks he knows where the blame lies β€” the NFL. In a call with investors on Wednesday, the NFL came up 44 times compared to 12 times in the last call. Needless to say most people found it somewhat comical and have begun absolutely roasting the chain's founder for the unfounded comments on the NFL.

"We are totally disappointed that the NFL and its leadership did not resolve the ongoing situation to the satisfaction of all parties long ago," Schnatter told investors. "This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago."