WATCH: Manny Pacquiao’s Full Interview Video Surfaces Online

MANILA, Philippines- The alleged uncut and full video of Manny Pacquiao’s interview about same-sex marriage is making rounds online.

The 1-minute video clip shared by a certain Rupert James Garcia shows the full statement of the fighting congressman regarding same-sex unions. A video earlier released by a Philippine local network’s Bilang Pilipino highlighted the 37-year-old athlete saying:

“Ngayon kung lalaki sa lalaki, babae sa babae, mas masahol pa sa hayop ang tao.”

(If male is for male and female is for female, then man is worse than animals.)

Apparently, the video that caused massive uproar among netizens all over the world didn’t include a crucial statement made by Pacquiao towards the end of the interview. In the uncut version, Pacquiao emphasized that he is only against same-sex marriage and does not condemn members of the LGBT.

Pacquiao said: “Pero I am not condemning them. Yung marriage lang yung committing sin against God.”

(However, I am not condemning them. I am only against same-sex marriage, which is a sin against God.)

With the release of the full video of his interview, several netizens have expressed their support for Pacquiao. Many of them accused the media particularly Bilang Pilipino of putting the Senatorial candidate in bad light by not releasing the full video.

Watch the video.

Sana before people bashed Mr. Manny Pacquiao about his stand on “Same Sex Marriage”. Hinanap naman sana ng mga tao…

Posted by Rupert James Garcia on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Manny Pacquiao: “I respect Nike’s decision”

After coming under fire for his anti-gay comment earlier this week, the former eight-division world champion said that he respects sports apparel titan Nike’s decision to drop him.

“Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that. Its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight. Our contract had already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing,” Pacquiao told a group of reporters in the Philippines.

Pacquiao, who maintains his stand on same-sex marriage, also said that he is happier because a lot of people were “alarmed” by the truth.