Read The Homophobic Comments That Got Nike To Terminate Pacquiao’s Contract

Nike has ended their contract with Manny Pacquiao, because of the homophobic comments he made on television in the Phillipines.

The eight-weight world champion stirred up controversy, after he said gay people are “worse than animals” in a program broadcast by TV5.

Pacquiao, who will step into the ring for one last time later this year against Timothy Bradley on April 9 in Las Vegas, has since apologized for his remarks.

However, Nike have decided to terminate their 10-year relationship with the boxer.

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” a Nike statement released on Wednesday read.

“Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kinds 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.”