Magic Johnson to boycott Manny Pacquiao fights

Manny Pacquiao has already lost the backing of Nike in the furor over his controversial LGBT comments. Now he has also lost the approval of Magic Johnson.

The basketball Hall of Famer and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers took to Twitter Wednesday and applauded the shoe/apparel company for cutting ties with the famous boxer — in the wake of Pacquiao saying gay people are “worse than animals.”

Johnson took it one step further, tweeting that he is boycotting any further Pacquiao fights.


Amid the firestorm of controversy, Pacquiao has issued an apology on Instagram:


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