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Papa John’s founder resigns from pizza company’s board after reportedly using a racial slur

New York • Papa John’s says founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board.

The corporate made the announcement past due Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur all over a convention name in May.

Forbes stated Schnatter used the N-word all over a media coaching workout. When requested how he would distance himself from racist teams, Schnatter reportedly complained that Colonel Sanders by no means confronted a backlash for using the notice.

In a remark launched by means of Louisville, Kentucky-based Papa John’s, Schnatter stated experiences attributing use of “inappropriate and hurtful” language to him have been true.

“Regardless of the context, I apologize,” the remark says.

The University of Louisville additionally stated Wednesday that Schnatter resigned from its board of trustees, efficient in an instant.

Schnatter stepped down as CEO closing yr after blaming slowing gross sales enlargement at the outcry surrounding soccer avid gamers kneeling all over the nationwide anthem. He stays chairman of the corporate he began when he became a broom closet at his father’s bar into a pizza spot.

Papa John’s stocks fell just about five p.c Wednesday after the document, last at $48.33.

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