University of Louisville removes Papa John’s name from stadium after new controversy

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LOUISVILLE, Ky – The University of Louisville is removing the Papa John’s name from its football stadium.

The school is taking action after the pizza chain’s founder, John Schnatter, reportedly complained that Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders never faced a backlash for using a racial slur.

University President Neeli Bendapudi announced the change for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Friday, as the pizza chain said it is removing Schnatter’s image from its marketing.

Also being renamed is John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at the university’s business college.

Schnatter has resigned from the university’s board of trustees.

Schnatter had apologized and said he would resign as chairman after Forbes reported that he used the N-word during a media training session.

Schnatter had stepped down as CEO last year after criticizing NF protests.

The face of Papa John’s is being sliced out of its ads.

He remains on the board and is the largest shareholder.

 

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