Harassing Mike Tyson and throwing a water bottle at him is a very bad idea. Apparently, not everybody knows that.
Video of the former heavyweight champion boxer pummeling a fellow passenger in a plane went viral Thursday, with TMZ reporting the incident to have taken place Wednesday night on a JetBlue flight from San Francisco International Airport to Florida. In the video, a man seated behind Tyson who repeatedly had been trying to speak with him could be seen getting punched several times by Tyson. He would later be seen with blood on his face.
“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 spokesperson for Tyson told ESPN on Thursday.
Legendary rapper Ice T spoke out on the incident with his savage take:
“Mike Tyson punched somebody who was Fn with him……. The problem is nowadays, MFs think they WON’T get punched in the Face…”
The police department said it’s “aware of the video that possibly captured the incident, which surfaced following the initial investigation. That video has been forwarded to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.”
Tyson retired from boxing in 2005 but did take part in an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. in 2020.