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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.”

Godaddy Drops Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sponsorship

Danica Patrick Go Daddy

Danica Patrick and her #1 Go Daddy race car have reportedly run out of gas!

The Internet domain registrar and web hosting company has announced that they won’t be refueling their bright green race car next season.

The company who has sponsored Patrick since 2010 announced today that  it will NOT renew it’s deal with the 33-year-old driver when it expires later this year.

Danica Patrick Confrontation at Daytona

GoDaddy says it’s working on a “personal services” contract with the driver.

Patrick told The Associated Press, “I’m sad. I’m a little surprised and I’m sad.”

She added, “But to say I didn’t imagine this was not a scenario would be a lie. It’s bittersweet. It’s going to be really weird to think I won’t drive the bright green, can’t-miss-it car next year.”

“Winning was always the goal; it was really one of the only times I put ‘girl’ into my vocabulary – like it would be nice to be the first woman to do that. What it changes is things on the outside like the media, the endorsements and the fan attention. It doesn’t change me as a driver.”  Quote ~ Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick Playboy Interview