One of the greatest boxers of all-time, Mike Tyson, was reportedly involved in some fisticuffs with an airline passenger Wednesday evening that ended up leaving said passenger bruised and bloodied.
TMZ, a celebrity tabloid website, posted a video on Thursday that showed Tyson repeatedly punching a man seated a row behind him at San Francisco International Airport during an incident that occurred after passengers kept pestering the former world champion boxer after he requested they leave him alone.
“A witness on the plane told TMZ that the former heavyweight champ was initially cordial to fans asking for photographs but one man continued talking in Tyson’s ear which appeared to irritate him before punches flew,” Fox Business reported. “A source reportedly told TMZ that the man who approached Tyson was extremely intoxicated.”
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” a representative for Tyson went on to tell Fox Business in a statement.
What kind of a moron gets aggressive with “Iron” Mike Tyson and throws a water bottle at him? Was this man intellectually challenged? Even a drunken idiot should still possess enough brain cells to know that trying to purposefully irritate Tyson is a bad idea.
TMZ then reported that the man who got his clock cleaned got medical attention and then went to the police after the incident.
“The San Francisco Airport Police and Jet Blue Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News,” the report concluded.
This guy was a complete and total moron.
Granted, Tyson should not have hit him back. The right thing to do would’ve been to inform the plane’s staff about the man’s behavior and let them deal with him.
But this guy…well, play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather