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Floyd Mayweather Rejects Young Boy's Photo Request Because He Has Painted Nails

Max Sherry

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Floyd Mayweather Rejects Young Boy's Photo Request Because He Has Painted Nails

Featured Image Credit: TMZ

Floyd Mayweather has seemingly snubbed a fan's request for a photo because he had painted nails.

Footage of the incident has now surfaced online, showing the interaction between the young boy and the boxing megastar - and some people aren't best pleased.

Former world champion Mayweather was in attendance at the Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies game at the Staples Center when a teenager approached him.

According to TMZ, the kid simply asked retired boxer for a picture but Mayweather was quick to shut it down.

"You got painted nails, I don't take pictures with guys with no painted nails," Mayweather says in the video.

Credit: TMZ Sports
Credit: TMZ Sports

The 44-year-old was then escorted away by his huge security guards while the teenage boy was left standing alone court-side.

"Damn bro, why you a homophobe," he was heard saying in the clip.

"You guys saw that first. Floyd doesn't want to take a photo with me 'cause my nails are painted. Bruh, really? I didn't mean to rush him like that.

Reports from TMZ suggest that Mayweather was "posing and smiling" for photographs with another fans at the NBA game - just not the young guy with the painted nails.

Footage of the incident eventually surfaced online and it didn't take long for social media users to weigh in, some labelling him a 'homophobe'.

It's not the first time Mayweather has copped backlash for homophobic comments in the past.

Back in 2017, he called UFC megastar Conor McGregor a "f****t" during a press conference ahead of their boxing grudge match.

After finding himself in the firing line for these remarks, Mayweather was forced to issued an apology, saying he has "nothing against gays or lesbians at all".

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Australia, Floyd Mayweather

Max Sherry
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