Legendary boxer has compared gays to animals

Global manufacturer of sports goods, Nike has terminated the contract with boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines after he compared gays and lesbians with animals. «We believe the words Manny Pacquiao is disgusting,» — said in a statement which was published by ESPN journalist Darren rovell, reports the BBC Russian.

The statement said that Nike is a categorical opponent of any discrimination.

Now the company does not have any relationship with Manny Pacquiao. The boxer was a publicity contract with the manufacturer since 2006.

«If we approve the bond of a man with a man and woman with woman, man worse than an animal», — said the athlete in an interview with Philippine television.

His statements sharply criticized local LGBT rights advocates and some celebrities.

After the scandal boxer apologized for his words. He said that does not condemn the LGBT community, but opposes gay marriage.

We will remind, in addition to successful performances in Boxing, Pacquiao since 2007 he has been an active political role, representing the liberal party. In 2010, won the election to Congress and intends to run for President of the country.




Legendary boxer has compared gays to animals 18.02.2016

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