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White Sox to Continue Papa John's Partnership Despite Controversy

The team says they will continue the partnership after consulting with local owners

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    White Sox to Continue Papa John's Partnership Despite Controversy

    The Chicago White Sox will continue their partnership with local Papa John’s franchisees amidst controversy over comments made by the company’s former CEO.

    The team currently has a deal with local franchisees of the pizza company that gives fans 50 percent off on orders after the White Sox win games, and they said they will continue to offer that promotion during their series against the Kansas City Royals.

    “We will continue to monitor the situation over the All-Star break, consistent with MLB’s approach, and then take any appropriate steps, if any, before our team returns home for our first homestand of the second half,” a team spokesman said.

    Several other MLB teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees, have suspended their partnerships with the company after former CEO John Schnatter was caught on tape using racial slurs during a conference call.

    Major League Baseball has also suspended a promotion with the company that offered fans 40 percent off orders when a player hit a grand slam.