TYSON FURY backed Mike Tyson following his heavyweight hero’s brawl with a plane passenger.
Tyson, once The Baddest Man on The Planet, was filmed allegedly attacking a man after being bothered on a JetBlue flight.
And his actions were justified by current heavyweight king Fury, 33, who joked he would pay to take a smack from his namesake.
In an exclusive TalkTV interview with Piers Morgan, he said: “Mike Tyson is a real O.G. and you can’t mess with Mike because you don’t know what he’s going to do.
“The fun police will be on Mike to get cancelled but how long can you prod a lion with a stick? He’s not the man you want to prod
“If he’s man enough to prod Mike Tyson, touch him and abuse him, then man up and take a punch in the face.
“He should be paying Mike. Now he can say he’s been punched in the face by a legend. I’d pay for that myself.”
The incident took place before a flight scheduled to leave San Francisco International Airport for Florida at 10:30pm local time.
Police later confirmed they were called to the incident in San Francisco after 10pm when the plane prepared for take-off.
They spoke to two men, who were unidentified but both were released.
Tyson’s reaction was also defended by UFC commentator Joe Rogan and YouTuber-turned boxer and WWE star Logan Paul.
Rogan, 54, said on his podcast: “It’s real simple: That dude was a douchebag.
“He was annoying one of the baddest motherf***ers that’s ever walked the face of the Earth.
“It’s so dumb. It’s not even kicking a beehive. It’s like smashing – it’s headbutting a beehive.”
Paul, 27, added: “I can relate to this because when you take a selfie with someone, that’s going to be the end of our interaction.
“Maybe if I’m interested in the conversation ill continue, but if we’re sitting next to each other on a plane and it’s clear I’m not into the conversation — stop.
“The fact that this guy was making videos and being obnoxious and then got to the point of talking s***, well, play stupid games, win stupid prizes.”
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