Fox Sports 1’s Jason Whitlock recently sat down with Fox’s Clay Travis and spoke about Papa John’s founder John Schnatter’s decision to step down after making a racial slur.
Whitlock considers this as a smear campaign because of Schnatter’s conservative views.
“[T]his was an intentional stirred up, ginned up controversy to damage Papa John,” Whitlock said. “He had irritated people well beyond his comments about the NFL. Papa Johns has supported Trump, he’s a hardcore conservative — people don’t like him. So, I think they have unfairly attacked him and damaged his name, and smeared him with the charge of racism. It’s a tactic that’s very popular right now in America, but it’s not productive and/or healthy.”