“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent. 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.”
Multiple sources connected to the situation tell us Manny personally tried to save the deal up until the last minute.
We’re told several members of Manny’s team had been communicating with Nike all morning — begging the company to reconsider and give Manny another chance.
In the end, Manny’s pleas fell on deaf ears … and Nike dropped the hammer.