Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is making apologies today following derogatory comments he made regarding gays and same-sex couples. As ESPN reports, during a television appearance, Pacquiao said:
“Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations?” Pacquiao said on a Filipino television station earlier this week. “If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”
When Nike got wind of the comments, the company decided to terminate its endorsement agreement with the boxer. In a statement, Nike said:
“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the company 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.”
Pacquiao quickly took to Twitter to post an apology video.