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Mike Tyson taunts the whole of Brazil by wearing Maradona’s autographed Argentina shirt in court after ‘assaulting cameraman’

MIKE TYSON in 2005 wore a jersey signed by Diego Maradona to mock the Brazilian during a court appearance.

The heavyweight legend allegedly assaulted cameraman Carlos Eduardo da Silva in a Sao Paulo nightclub that year.

Mike Tyson in 2005 wore a jersey signed by Diego Maradona to mock the Brazilian during a court appearance

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Mike Tyson in 2005 wore a jersey signed by Diego Maradona to mock the Brazilian during a court appearanceCredit: AP
Mike Tyson assaulted cameraman Carlos Eduardo da Silva in a Sao Paulo nightclub

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Mike Tyson assaulted cameraman Carlos Eduardo da Silva in a Sao Paulo nightclubCredit: AP

As a result, he appeared in a Brazilian court and appeared in the shirt of their fierce football rivals Argentina – wearing the great shirt. Maradona on his back.

Tyson met the former Barcelona star appeared on TV in 2005 – likely where he got the autographed shirt he wore to court.

Local reports even claimed Iron Mike – the youngest heavyweight champion ever aged 20 – made a ‘obscene gesture in front of a television camera’.

Tyson was asked to return to court on March 7, but there was no suggestion that the case would proceed further.

The alleged incident came just five months after his retirement match against Danny McBride, which ended in a miserable six innings.

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

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So much so that in November 2020, the famous puncher, 55, retired to participate in an exhibition with fellow American great Roy Jones Jr, 52.

The bout ended in a draw but inspired Tyson to rematch, with rumors last year claiming he was in talks to face YouTuber Logan Paul, 26, or former rival Lennox Lewis, 56.

Lewis beat out Tyson looks in 2002, and claims Evander Holyfield, now 59, was his toughest opponent ever.

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

Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield pictures in 2020

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Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield pictures in 2020Credit: Getty

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