Boxer Floyd Mayweather refuses picture with teen fan over nail polish

Floyd Mayweather said he doesn’t “take pictures with guys with no painted nails”. (TMZ)

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was caught on video refusing to take a photo with a teenage boy because he had painted nails.

In a video released by TMZ and recorded by the young fan, Mayweather can be seen at the Staples Center  in downtown Los Angeles for a Clippers NBA game.

The teen fan approached Mayweather, who was being escorted through the crowd by a security guard, to ask the boxer for a photo.

Mayweather took one look at the teen, before declaring: “You got painted nails, I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails.”

The security guard then asked the teen to step back, before Mayweather walked away.

The fan is then heard saying: “Floyd’s a homophobe. Floyd doesn’t want to take a picture with me because my nails are painted. Bruh, really?”

After the video was released, boxing fans took to Twitter to condemn Mayweather’s “fragile masculinity”, and one shared a photo of their own painted nails.

He wrote: “To the teen boy, a lot of cool adult men have painted nails. Don’t ever stop being yourself.

Floyd Mayweather should only dream of having your strength. #Solidarity #NailsHaveNoGender.”

Floyd Mayweather previously called rival Conor McGregor a ‘f****t’

In 2019, during a press conference to promote an upcoming fight with MMA star Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather accused his rival of being a racist, before shouting: “You punk. You f****t. You ho!”

Mayweather, who was jailed for domestic abuse in 2012, spent weeks refusing to apologise for the comment.

He finally told media in attendance during an open workout: “There are certain boundaries you just don’t cross.

“In the press tour when I said something toward lesbians or gays when I said something toward him.”

In 2010, Mayweather also came under fire after he was caught on video referring to boxer Manny Pacquiao as a “f****t” several times. He later apologised.

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