The fallout continues for champion boxer Manny Pacquaio who caused a storm of controversy when he compared the gays to animals.
In a television interview that aired in the Philippines this week, Pacquaio, 37, said the gays 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,” he told local broadcaster TV5.
“If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals,” he added.
Sportswear giant was among those offended by the eight time boxing champ's comments.
“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” Nike said in a statement to the Daily News. “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 Pacquia."
Pacquaio's final fight before he retires is April 9.