The statement caused swift reaction from the sports world, with Magic Johnson vowing to never watch a Pacquiao fight again.
“I applaud Nike for terminating Manny Pacquiao’s contract after his derogatory statements that gay people are worse than animals. Fans of all walks of life including gay fans supported May/Pac fight putting $100M in his pocket. I guess to him their money is still green. I won’t be watching another.
While Pacquiao’s Nike contract has been terminate he is still slated for a major fight at the end of April which many are calling upon to be cancelled.
This website has called upon “Wonderful Pistachios” to pull all Manny Pacquiao commercials from the air. Wonderful Pistachios” responded: We’re not currently affiliated with Pacquiao nor do his views align with ours. We support diversity & marriage equality. But they have not agreed to pulling the commercials as of this posting.
You can watch Bautista’s interview HERE