THE plane passenger allegedly punched by Mike Tyson will not press charges as ICE T became the latest to weigh in on the incident.
Tyson allegedly unleashed a flurry of punches and bloodied a fellow air passenger after they reportedly threw a bottle at him.
According to TMZ, Tyson got into it with an “overly excited” fan who sat behind him and kept talking “in his ear” after the American heavyweight asked him to “chill”.
The incident took place before a flight scheduled to leave San Francisco International Airport for Florida at 10:30pm local time.
Police then confirmed to ESPN that 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.
An officer said: “That subject provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.”
A spokesperson for Tyson claimed boxing’s youngest heavyweight of all time aged 20 had been harassed.
They said: “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”
Several were quick to defend Tyson, who returned to the ring in 2020 for a boxing exhibition, including rapper ICE T.
ICE T – real name Tracy Lauren Marrow – tweeted: “Mike Tyson punched somebody who was Fn with him.
“The problem is nowadays, MFs think they WON’T get punched in the Face…”
Tyson, 55, himself once posted on social media: “Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it.”