The war of words between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao takes many forms and has many fronts. So when Pacquiao went on record recently as opposing President Obama’s recent endorsement of gay marriage, Mayweather saw that as an opening, and stepped in and threw a left. Mayweather tweeted today:
I stand behind President Obama & support gay marriage. I’m an American citizen & I believe people should live their life the way they want.
Pacquiao had said in an interview last week that gay marriage was against the word of God, and has been taking heat, and praise, for his statements ever since. On Tuesday he told TMZ that several of his quotes were taken out of context.
Mayweather probably thought he could gain a few PR points by setting himself opposite of Pacquiao on the gay rights issue. This may have backfired, however, if his first few Twitter responses are any indication.
Fifty years from now Mayweather and Pacquiao will be two old men shaking their canes while circling each other on their mobility scooters, having still never met in the ring.