Mike Tyson taunted all of Brazil by wearing Maradona-signed Argentina shirt in court after ‘assaulting cameraman’

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Mike Tyson taunted all of Brazil by wearing Maradona-signed Argentina shirt in court after 'assaulting cameraman'

Mike Tyson once wore a signed Diego Maradona jersey to taunt Brazilians during a court appearance.

The heavyweight legend was accused of assaulting cameraman Carlos Eduardo da Silva at a So Paulo nightclub in 2005.

In 2005 Mike Tyson wore a signed Diego Maradona jersey to taunt Brazilians during a court appearance

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In 2005 Mike Tyson wore a signed Diego Maradona jersey to taunt Brazilians during a court appearancecredit: AP
Mike Tyson allegedly assaulted cameraman Carlos Eduardo da Silva at a nightclub in Sao Paulo

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Mike Tyson allegedly assaulted cameraman Carlos Eduardo da Silva at a nightclub in Sao Paulocredit: AP

As a result, he appeared on a Brazilian court and changed into the shirt of his fiercest football rival, Argentina – wearing the legendary Maradona on his back.

Tyson met the former Barcelona star on a TV show in 2005 – presumably where he found the signed top he wore on court.

Local reports also claimed that Iron Mike – the youngest ever heavyweight champion at age 20 – made ‘obscene gestures in front of television cameras’.

Tyson was asked to return to court on March 7, but there is no suggestion that the case be pursued.

The alleged incident came only five months after his retirement fight against Danny McBride, which ended after a pitiful six rounds.

But since then, Tyson has turned his life around after overcoming a battle with substance abuse and depression.

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Not only that, the famous punter, 55, came out of retirement in November 2020 for an exhibition bout with fellow American great Roy Jones Jr., 52.

It ended as a draw but prompted Tyson to fight again, with rumors last year claiming he was in talks to face 26-year-old YouTuber Logan Paul or 56-year-old former rival Lennox Lewis. Was.

Lewis defeated an out-of-shape Tyson in 2002, claiming that Evander Holyfield, now 59, was his toughest opponent ever.

He wrote on Instagram: “People are really surprised when I tell them that Evander Holyfield was my toughest opponent, not to be confused with my toughest fight, which was [Ray] Mercer.”

Portrait of Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield

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Portrait of Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfieldcredit: getty

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