Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has forgiven American comedian Adam Carolla and urged his fans and the media not to blow the issue out of proportion. Carolla has apologized for calling Pacquiao "idiot", "illiterate" and "brain damaged."
After verbally attacking Manny Pacquiao by calling him an "idiot," comedian Adam Carolla has apologized for his tirades on the Filipino boxer. And for his "I'm sorry statement" the popular Filipino boxer said he has forgiven him. Pacquiao also called on his fans and the media not to blow the issue out of proportion.
ABS-CBN News reports:
Carolla earlier said on-air that 7-division world champion Pacquiao was illiterate, “brain-damaged” and a “f*****’ idiot.” He also attacked Pacquiao’s refusal to undergo Olympic-style drug testing as demanded by undefeated American fighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (Read his comments here: US comedian calls Pacquiao 'illiterate', bashes Pinoys) He later issued an apology in his Twitter account for “crossing the line” with his remarks against Pacquiao and the Filipinos in a podcast.
Carolla's statement in his verified Twitter account:
“Read your comments. Sorry if I offended many of u. I don't preplan my commentary. I try to be provocative, funny but I crossed the line & im sorry,” Carolla said in his verified Twitter account. (http://twitter.com/adamCarolla)
In his statement, he added: “By the way, I think Manny is a great fighter."
For having forgiven the American comedian, the popular Filipino boxer has endeared himself more to his fans. Pacquiao is known for his humility outside the ring but he is often feared when engaged by his opponent inside the ring.
Earlier Pacquiao's Canadian adviser Michael Koncz said he thinks Pacquiao is not ready to retire despite of persistent call from his mother and many of his boxing fans for him to consider retiring now. He said Pacquiao is good for two or more fights.
Pacquiao is currently campaigning for a congressional seat in his district in southern Philippines for the upcoming national election on May 10.
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal