The profane rant was posted to a video sharing site (see ESPN Boxing video below.)
Now Mayweather said it was all in good fun…
“I do want to apologize for what happened the other night. I want to apologize to everybody because everybody felt it was a racist comment that came from me. I don’t have a racist bone in my body, you know.”
Mayweather has refused to fight Pacquiao.
“Forgive me for saying what I said. I was just having fun. I didn’t really mean it. Nothing in a bad way. So let’s stay on this roller-coaster ride and keep riding, baby. It’s all love. ”
– Floyd Mayweather Jr. regarding racist Internet rant
The rant, Mayweather says that Pacquiao uses performance-enhancing drugs.
I love everybody. Some of my guys are Muslim. Some of my guys are Jews. Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, white, it doesn’t matter. There’s nothing but love in my heart, you know what I’m saying? So I heard this from a few people. The only thing I want to say is, if anybody who was affected by what I said the other day, I apologize as a man. I apologize.
Forgive me for saying what I said. I was just having fun. I didn’t really mean it. Nothing in a bad way. So let’s stay on this roller-coaster ride and keep riding, baby. It’s all love.”
As Dan Rafael mentioned, Mayweather is rolling in dough and maybe doesn’t care about his image. But like Rafael says “what goes around, comes around.”
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