Thursday, February 18, 2016
Manny Pacquiao, after being dropped by Nike, posts Bible verse that says men who have sex with men ‘are to be put to death’
Manny Pacquiao shares and then deletes this Instagram post.
Nike ended its business relationship with Pacquiao on Wednesday, when the boxer said homosexuals were “worse than animals."
“We find Manny Pacquiao's comments abhorrent,” Nike said in a 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.”
After his deal was terminated, Pacquiao posted an Instagram video of his training in the Philippines wearing a Nike-branded Pacquiao T-shirt. Pacquiao is set to fight Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on April 9, which Pacquiao says will be his last fight. A congressman in the Philippines, he is running for Senator.
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