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The University of Louisville announced that it would change the name of its Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, removing the name and logo of the famous pizza chain after its founder became embroiled in controversy over use of a racial slur.
Louisville president Neeli Bendapudi announced the removal of the Papa John’s name after the company’s founder, John Schnatter, admitted to using the n-word during a company conference call, Sporting News reported.
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“Over the last 24 hours, our community has been fractured by the comments made by former UofL trustee John Schnatter,” Bendapudi said on Friday. “These comments were hurtful and unacceptable, and they do not reflect the values of our university.”
Bendapudi added that she made the decision unilaterally without consulting anyone else at the university. She also noted that she spoke to Schnatter who she said was contrite over his actions and agreed with the removal of his name from the stadium.
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