Don’t mess with Mike Tyson.
He was well within his rights to beat up this guy on a Jet Blue flight for harassing him, kicking his chair and touching him inappropriately. It was self defense as I see it and this is what you need to do to fans who get a little to handsy to let them know everything is not a game.
I hope the man takes his beating like a man and doesn’t sue, but I know that isn’t likely based on his complexion.
Here are the details of what went down.
Mike Tyson seemed to lose his cool on a plane on Wednesday night … repeatedly punching a man in the face after the guy had apparently annoyed him.
TMZ Sports has learned … the incident all went down at around 10:30 PM PT as Tyson was slated to fly out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida.
A witness on the plane says as he and his friend were boarding Tyson’s flight … the boxing legend was initially cool with them and the other passengers.
The witness tells us Mike took a selfie with him … and then was patient with his overly excited buddy, who kept trying to talk to the 55-year-old fighter as he sat behind him.
Eventually, though, we’re told Tyson had enough of the guy behind him talking in his ear … and told him to chill. When the guy didn’t, that’s when the witness says Tyson started to throw several punches at the man’s face.
Sources close to Mike claim the man was extremely intoxicated … and wouldn’t stop provoking the boxer in his seat.
Of course, he went to the police like a punk.
He was feeling real manly when he was bothering Iron Mike but as soon as Mike beat his ass, he ran to the cops. I hope he is the one that gets charged. Tyson’s reps tell BSO that the man also threw a water bottle at Mike.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him,” Tyson’s reps said Thursday, “and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat.”
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