Miami Marlins Cut Ties With Papa John's Over Founder's Racial Slur

The Miami Marlins are cutting ties with Papa John's following pizza company founder John Schnatter's apology for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.

The team announced Thursday that they were "immediately suspending our relationship and promotions with the Papa John's brand," a statement read.

"The Marlins are committed to an inclusive environment for all of our fans. Mr. Schnatter's derogatory and insensitive comments are not at all reflective of the values of our organization," the team said in the statement.

Schnatter resigned Wednesday night from his position as chairman of the board of the company. He stepped down as CEO last year after blaming slowing sales growth on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem.

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