Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao Over His Comparison Of Gay People To 'Animals'
Manny Pacquiao has been feeling the heat since his alleged comments comparing gay people to "animals."
To be exact, Pacquiao, who's a politician in the Philippines, is quoted as saying those in same-sex relationships are "worse than animals."
Soon after making those comments, Pacquiao posted an apology video to Twitter.
I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I've hurt. God Bless! pic.twitter.com/bqjRcWqp8R — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 16, 2016
That apology fell on the deaf ears of the folks over at Nike, who, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell, just dropped Manny Pacquiao from the brand.
According to Rovell, Nike released the following statement on canceling its contract with Pacquiao:
BREAKING: Nike has terminated its contract with Manny Pacquiao due to recent comments. Nike statement: pic.twitter.com/3xZ7e08EtU — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 17, 2016