Nike has ended their multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Manny Pacquiao because of statements that the boxer has made in reference to homosexuals.
Boxing star Manny Pacquiao apologized today for stating that gay relationships were as “worse than animals” but stands by his opposition to same-sex marriage.
The fallout from Manny’s anti-gay have officially hit the fan because according to TMZ, Nike has dropped the boxer from their endorsement roster:
The two sides have had a relationship since at least 2006 — but we’re told Nike is particularly disturbed after Pacquiao said gay people are “worse than animals” … and intend to drop the boxer for good.
We’re told the move is not official yet — but there have been multiple discussions and we’re told it appears to be heading in that direction.
No word yet from Pac Man