Social media weighs in on Mike Tyson plane incident: ‘The dude got exactly what he deserved’

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The internet has apparently sided with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson after video of a Wednesday night robbery appeared to show the legendary boxer punching another passenger who allegedly harassed Tyson before the altercation.

Video footage first released by TMZ Sports on Thursday appeared to show Tyson punching a man sitting behind him at San Francisco International Airport on a flight to Miami. According to representatives for Tyson, the man was harassing him and even threw a water bottle at Tyson before the incident.

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“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who started harassing him and threw a bottle of water at him while he was sitting in his seat,” they told the point. sale.

Former professional boxer Mike Tyson attends the Celebration of Smiles event hosted by Dionne Warwick on his 81st birthday to benefit medical charity, Operation Smile and The Kind Music Academy on December 12, 2021 in Malibu, in California.
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The video instantly went viral, with the majority of those on Twitter apparently taking Tyson’s side.

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Chicago-based attorney Andrew Stoltmann told Fox News Digital on Thursday that Tyson could face serious repercussions and that his status as a trained fighter plays a big part in that.

“Historically trained fighters, mixed martial artists, are generally held to a higher standard by both police and judges largely because it goes to intent,” Stoltmann explained. “A trained fighter realizes he has the ability to inflict greater damage than a layman and a typical defense in these kinds of claims is self-defense. Right? Tyson was defending himself from that sir. Well, when you’re the former world champion heavyweight boxer, that defense is almost completely gutted.”

Mike Tyson attends the weigh-in for boxers Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant on November 5, 2021 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  - Canelo and Alvarez will fight on Saturday, November 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Mike Tyson attends the weigh-in for boxers Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant on November 5, 2021 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. – Canelo and Alvarez will fight on Saturday, November 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
(Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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Stoltmann added that unless the man does or says something ‘rude’ to provoke the attack, ‘Tyson faces a tough climb and there will likely be battery charges brought against him. “.

The San Francisco Police Department said Thursday that two people suspected of being involved were arrested and one person was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. They added that the person being cared for “provided minimal details about the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.”

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