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Mike Tyson Airplane Video Goes Viral: Sports World Reacts

Mike Tyson at a boxing fight.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Former Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson attends the fight between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Cotto won by a TKO in the ninth round. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

On Thursday, TMZ released a video of Mike Tyson punching a man on an airplane. This incident occurred on Wednesday night.

Unsurprisingly, the video of Tyson throwing punches on an airplane has gone viral. Some people are questioning how things got to this point.

Well, according to TMZ, the man sitting behind Tyson kept talking in his ear. Tyson warned him to stop, but apparently that didn't do the trick.

Once Tyson realized the man behind him wasn’t going to stop talking his ear off, things got physical.

Judging by the majority of tweets being fired off this morning, it appears people are defending Tyson in this situation.

"If I was on a flight with Mike Tyson I would simply not goad him into punching me," Jeff Asher wrote on Twitter.

"Mike Tyson tells you to chill, and you don’t chill, cops just gotta understand," Kazeem Famuyide tweeted.

"You know how annoying you gotta be to annoy Mike Tyson these days," one person said. 

And of course, memes have been made about this incident.

The man who was on the receiving end of these punches received medical attention. He also went to the police to discuss this incident.

We'll provide more updates on this situation when they're available.