After Nike announced that they dropped Manny Pacquiao because of the statements that he said towards the same s*x marriage, the chief executive of Top Rank, Bob Arum said that he agrees with the decision of the known sports brand.
Bob Arum is known to be someone who have worked hard to promote the career of Manny Pacquiao in boxing to become an international star in the sports.
He told TMZ Sports that he totally agrees with the decision of Nike saying, “Manny shouldn’t have said what he did, and Nike acted appropriately.”
“Manny Pacquiao is a born-again Christian, and people who adhere to that faith are people who believe in the word of the Bible,” he said. “It is irrefutable that in the Old Testament as well as theNew Testament, there is a prohibition against homos*xuality,” Arum said.
But it appears that the promoter has a different opinion towards the situation. “We have evolved since then in this country, praise God. The issue of same s*x marriage has been resolved and people can choose the way they want to live, and I applaud that,” said Bob.
He then added, “I’m in favor of same-s*x marriage. I’m in favor of gay rights. A lot of my friends are gays, particularly in California and Hollywood, so it’s very offensive to them and that’s what I’m most concerned about.”