It seems the world's obsession with professional male athletes couldn't stop Nike from taking a stand against eight-division world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao's homophobia.
In their statement, Nike said, "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."
"It's common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex?" he said. "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 internet was rightfully outraged, so Pacquiao quickly apologized on Twitter:
"I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals," Pacquiao tweeted. "Please forgive me for those I hurt. God bless!"