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Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao After Gay Comments

Manny Pacquiao has been kicked out of the ring by Nike.

Nike fires Manny Pacquiao

Nike has terminated its relationship with Manny Pacquiao after the six-weight world champion described homosexuals as “worse than animals.”

The 37-year-old, who is running for a senate seat in his native Philippines, later apologized for his comments.

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” said a Nike 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.”

The sportswear company added: “We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao.”