Let me preface this little rant by saying that even though I’m Filipino-American, I’m not a Manny Pacquiao fanboy. I enjoy his fights and love what he means to the Filipino people, but he’s not one of my all-time favorites. Let me also say that even though Antonio Margarito — Pacquiao’s opponent this Saturday — was caught cheating by trying to insert a plaster-like substance into his hand wraps, I was happy that his suspension was lifted and he’s getting a second chance.
With all of that in mind, I think it’s disgusting that Margarito, trainer Robert Garcia, and sparring partner Brandon Rios were making fun of Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach’s Parkinson’s disease. I watched a video of these three ass clowns doing impersonations of Roach. It was totally classless. Here’s more from Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole:
Margarito, along with trainer Robert Garcia and training partner Brandon Rios, a lightweight contender, didn’t fail to disgust the other day.
A video surfaced on the Internet – first at Fanhouse.com, then later on other sites after Fanhouse apparently pulled it — of Margarito, Garcia and Rios making fun of Freddie Roach’s Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
They mocked Roach’s tremors, laughing like classless juveniles at the plight of a man who is fighting a debilitating, life-altering disease. Margarito held his arms in front of him and shook them, mocking Roach. And then Garcia pointed to Rios, whose held was tilted forward to the left and was shaking and said, “Hey, there’s Freddie Roach.”
I should have added that I’m a bigger fan of Freddie Roach than anyone else involved in this fight. Anyway, if you really want to see the video, I’ve embedded it below. Fast forward to the 2:03 mark.
I honestly hope that Pacquiao leaves Margarito with some permanent brain damage.