US Pizza place apologizes after Confederate flag flap

14:33  29 november  2017
14:33  29 november  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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Pizza place apologizes after Confederate flag flap . In a post on Twitter, a man from Beavercreek, Ohio, posted a picture of a LaRosa's Pizzeria delivery driver's truck with the Confederate flag and said that the chain was "delivering white supremacy."

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CINCINNATI — An Ohio pizzeria took to social media this week to apologize after a delivery driver was spotted with a Confederate flag hanging from a delivery vehicle. 

In a post on Twitter, a man from Beavercreek, Ohio, posted a picture of a LaRosa's Pizzeria delivery driver's truck with the Confederate flag and said that the chain was "delivering white supremacy."

The Twitter user said he saw the car outside the Beavercreek restaurant on Nov. 26. The Cincinnati-based company responded Monday with an apology and said the employee was reprimanded.

"We sincerely apologize to anyone who saw this and was offended. When serving our Guests, our Team Members represent LaRosa’s," the company said on Twitter. "We don’t agree in any way with this display."

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The company said the employee was appropriately reprimanded and that no one would see it again. 

In response to more questioning, the company said team members should represent the community values that LaRosa’s has maintained for more than 60 years.

"We promise you no one will see this ever again," the company said. "Thanks for your comments and concerns."

Earlier this year, Papa John's was also in hot water after founder and CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for low pizza sales because of players' protests. 

According to USA TODAY, after the statements, a white-supremacist publication claimed Papa John's as their official pizza. The company scrambled to try to distance itself from the controversy. 

"The statements made on our earnings call were describing the factors that impact our business and we sincerely apologize to anyone that thought they were divisive. That definitely was not our intention," the company tweeted later.

Separately, a Vermont man lost his job at an Uno Pizzeria and Grill for participating in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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