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02-17-2016, 11:53 PM
Nike drops Manny Pacquiao following inflammatory comments

Link: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/boxing/nike-drops-manny-pacquiao-following-his-inflammatory-comments-210707740-boxing.html

By Ryan McKinnell
10 hours ago

Apparel giant Nike has terminated its relationship with boxer Manny Pacquiao after his recent inflammatory comments about the LGBT community.

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the statement reads. “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.”

The split comes after a recent TV5 interview in the Philippines, where Pacquiao said gay people were worse than animals:

“It's common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female. If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals."

The negative press immediately began pouring in as Pacquiao tried to remedy the situation by issuing an apology via video, however it apparently wasn’t enough to satisfy the folks at Nike:

Pacquiao first signed with Nike in 2006, and was one of their most recognizable and beloved brand ambassadors. And now, after a decade, the relationship is over.

Given just how influential a sponsor like Nike is, the question remains: is this just the beginning for Pacquiao? If a company such as Nike can drop one of its more popular spokesmen, who else will follow suit?

Pacquiao is set to meet Timothy Bradley on April 9 in Las Vegas in what will be his last fight. If he keeps losing sponsors, though, he may want to hold off on that planned retirement.

02-24-2016, 01:42 AM
Ronda Rousey chimes in on Manny Pacquiao's inflammatory comments

Link: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/ronda-rousey-chimes-in-on-manny-pacquiao-s-inflammatory-comments-010346344-mma.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

By Ryan McKinnell
8 hours ago

Once elusive UFC fighter/Hollywood starlet Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous fighters in the world today.

Perhaps one of the few fighters more recognized than Rousey is Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao made inflammatory comments last week about the LGBT community when he stated gay people were “worse than animals.” A firestorm of negative press followed, resulting in Nike dropping Pacquiao from its prestigious roster of sponsored athletes.

Rousey, who apparently wasn’t caught up on current events, learned about Pacquiao’s comments from TMZ on Tuesday. “I understand that a lot of people use religion as a reason to be against gay people,” Rousey said, “but there was no ‘thou shall not be gay’; God never said that.”

The former women’s UFC bantamweight champ has never been one to lack an opinion. Rousey has talked openly in the past about her thoughts on social progress, 9/11, and endorsing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

In regards to Pacquiao, Rousey brings up another progressive modern-day mind she shares a great deal of respect for: Pope Francis.

The pope has been increasingly vocal over the last few years about accepting gay people into the church. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” the pope said in July 2013.

This type of rhetoric is something the 29-year-old Rousey agrees with wholeheartedly.

“I really think that our pope right now is boss,” Rousey said. “He was saying something the other day that religion should be all-encompassing and should be about welcoming everyone and loving everyone, and not leaving people out. And I think people take the wrong message sometimes.”