Nike has terminated its endorsement deal with Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday, after the Filipino boxer made derogatory remarks toward same-sex couples. Pacquiao who is running for office in his homeland of the Philippines.

On a Filipino television station earlier this week, Pacquiao said, “Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?” He then added: “If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”

Them words cost Pacquiao his Nike deal. In a statement,a Nike spokesman commented:

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the company said in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community.”


Realizing he was wrong, Pacquiao took to Twitter a few hours later to render an apology.

“I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I hurt. God bless!”

But the sorry was too little too late.

About The Author Jay Raw

Born and raised in the county of Kings.

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