Sportswear firm Nike have terminated their contract with six-weight world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao over controversial comments made about homosexuals
Pacquiao described homosexuals as “worse than animals” but has since apologised for the comments.
“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” said Nike 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.”
Pacquiao made his derogatory comments in a TV interview before writing on instagram that he was “just telling the truth of what the Bible says”.
He wrote on Facebook he was not condemning homosexuals, but said he would oppose gay marriage.