Manny Pacquiao doubles down on anti-gay stance after Nike drops him
By Kerouac Smith
Manny Pacquiao's homophobic comments cost him his Nike sponsorship, but the boxer/politician says he doesn't mind at all.
In fact, he seems to be doubling down on his stance, saying he's glad his comments caused a stir.
"I'm happier because I'm telling the truth ... It's worse if we will hide the truth. I'm happier that a lot of people were alarmed by the truth," he said from his training camp in Manila, where he is preparing for an April 9 fight against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas.
"I am not condemning the LGBT. What I am condemning is the act," he also said.
"Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision, and I respect that and its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight ... Our contract has already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing."