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Manny Pacquiao Banned For Anti-Gay Statements

Manny Pacquiao Banned For Anti-Gay Statements
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In what marks an especially inauspicious start to boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s (57-6-2, 38KOs) return to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 12th to train with longtime coach Freddie Roach for his farewell fight against Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. (33-1-1, 13KOs), scheduled for April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Pacquiao has been officially banned from the upscale outdoor mall in Los Angeles, California known as the Grove. The official reason for the expulsion stems from more corporate backlash following homophobic statements Pacquiao made in his home country of the Philippines effectively comparing gays to animals by saying that they were “worse than animals” as a matter of “common sense,” during an appearance on the Filipino station TV5….

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