Manny Pacquiao suffered his latest knockout at the hands of his endorsement partner, Nike. The athletic company has terminated its contract with the struggling boxer after his comments that gay people were “worse than animals.”

Pacquiao made the comments while on the Senate campaign trail in the Philippines over the weekend. However, on Monday, the boxer tried to do a bit of damage control by apologizing for comparing gays to animals. He’s still firm in his beliefs that gay marriage is not okay. So rather than condemn the LGBT community,  he offered this, “God bless you all and I’m praying for you.”

Nike, a supporter of Gay rights and the Be True campaign issued the following 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. We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao.”

The deal, worth a reported one million dollars per year won’t affect Manny too much. He’s still worth a reported two hundred million. But should he ever get that rematch with Mayweather, expect rainbow flags waving in the arena for another swift knockout!

#TKO #Nike #Pacquiao

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