A major manufacturer of sportswear and equipment Nike tore a sponsorship contract with the ex-world Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao amid the scandal caused by the athlete’s statements about homosexuals, Reuters reports.
A company spokesman called the comments Pacquiao is disgusting.
The statement caused a strong reaction, one of the best boxers in the world made in an interview with local television. He expressed his opposition to allowing same-sex marriages.
Manny Pacquiao said, » have You ever seen animals that create families with same-sex individuals? In this respect they are better people, if you can distinguish the female from the male. If we endorse gay marriage, then people are worse than animals».
The next day, the athlete apologized for his statement.
April 9, Manny Pacquiao will play the last fight in his career, his opponent will be Timothy Bradley.
Filipino spent on a professional ring 65 fights, 57 wins.