Just days after checking himself into rehab, a controversial Instagram post by Floyd Mayweather Jr. has Oscar De La Hoya fans pissed. Last week, De La Hoya admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight substance abuse, days ahead of the big fight (Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez). The former boxer issued a statement saying he voluntarily admitted himself to an unnamed facility:
I will not be at the fight this Saturday to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility. I explained this to Canelo and he understood that my health and long term recovery from my disease must come first.
After news hit, Mayweather released the following statement:
I support him in the great battle he has in his life. I’m sure he’s going to win his battle and I’m going to win my battle.
So what’s the big deal? On Monday, the following image was posted on Mayweather’s Instagram account, poking fun of De La Hoya:
After a catching some heat for the above Insta Joke, Mayweather posted the following message, explaining that he did not post the message, but took full responsibility:
It’s unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier toay that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post. As I clearly stated, during my fight week an again in the post-fight press conference, I completely support Oscar De La Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrespect him or anyone else who struggles with addiction.
I apologize to Oscar and his family for this posting. I wish him well and am rooting for him to win his fight too. I also apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post.