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Nike terminates contract with Pacquiao over anti-gay remarks

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Nike has ended its relationship with Manny Pacquiao. © CHRISFARINA/AFP/Getty Images Nike has ended its relationship with Manny Pacquiao. Nike has officially terminated its contract Manny Pacquiao.

The sports apparel company announced Wednesday that it no longer has a relationship with Pacquiao in the wake of some controversial remarks the boxing star made recently about same-sex marriage.

In a recent interview in his native country of the Philippines, Pacquiao compared those engaging in same-sex marriage to animals. You can read his full quote here.

Pacquiao had an endorsement deal with Nike since 2006, which means the company stuck with him through another anti-gay rant several years ago. The latest remarks likely made their decision easy.

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