Nike terminates contract with Manny Pacquiao
Nike has officially terminated its contract Manny Pacquiao.
The sports apparel company announced Wednesday that it no longer has a relationship with Pacquiao in the wake of some controversial remarks the boxing star made recently about same-sex marriage.
BREAKING: Nike has terminated its contract with Manny Pacquiao due to recent comments. Nike statement: pic.twitter.com/3xZ7e08EtU
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 17, 2016
In a recent interview in his native country of the Philippines, Pacquiao compared those engaging in same-sex marriage to animals. You can read his full quote here.
Pacquiao had an endorsement deal with Nike since 2006, which means the company stuck with him through another anti-gay rant several years ago. The latest remarks likely made their decision easy.