Former five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, is one of the most famous names in the sport. And, this iconic status, in turn, comes with an equal number of fans and haters. As such, Jorge Masvidal, recently revealed how one of Mayweather’s actions from 2021, almost turned Twitter users against him.
Mayweather was watching the Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies game at the Staples Center in LA in 2021. This was when a teenage male fan approached him for a photograph. It was reported, that Mayweather refused to take a picture, saying, “You got painted nails. I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails.”
The fan was distraught at the champ’s response. Moreover, he turned that camera to selfie mode and accused Mayweather of homophobia. He said, “Floyd’s a homophobe. You guys saw that first. Floyd doesn’t want to take a picture with me because my nails are painted. Bro, really?”
Jorge Masvidal shares his thoughts on the incident involving Floyd Mayweather
It can be said that the Twitter community was not thrilled with Floyd Mayweather’s statement. And many of them even took to social media to share their thoughts.
A lot of fans felt that Mayweather had every right to refuse to take a picture with the fan. However, they also felt that it was completely unnecessary for him to comment on the teenager’s painted nails.
In fact, Masvidal recently brought up this story from 2021. And he even mentioned that the Twitter community wished to cancel Mayweather for his comments.
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