WWE Legend Ric Flair has claimed Will Smith’s breakup with Chris Rock was WRONG – and that he would have punched the comedian if he had been in the actor’s shoes.
blacksmith shocked the world at the Oscars last month by slapping the comic across the face after hearing him make a joke about his wife Yes there.
Viewers around the world have heatedly debated the legitimacy of the slap that wrestling icon Flair believes was staged.
During an appearance on Mike Tyson’s podcast, The Nature Boy said of Slapgate, “I didn’t think it was real.”
Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Tyson then Hotboxin chimed in: “If Ric says it’s fake, then it’s fake.”
An enthusiastic Flair added: “I can speak for myself and I’m pretty sure I speak for Mike.
“If for any reason I didn’t like a comment someone said about my wife, I would hit her — not hit her.”
Iron Mike added, “It would also be more than one punch.”
Flair then reiterated his belief that the incident was labor, saying, “If you’re mad at someone, don’t hit them, you hit them.”
Tyson then messaged Smith, jokingly prompting him to eat his Mike Bites cannabis edibles – which are shaped like Evander Holyfield’s bitten ear.
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The 55-year-old said: “I think Will needs to eat some of those Mike Bites and just relax. It’s OK.”
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Smith apologized for his actions in a lengthy statement, which said: “Violence in all its forms is poisonous and destructive.
“My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable.
“Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s health was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.
“I want to apologize to you publicly, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.
“I’m embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be.
“In a world of love and kindness there is no room for violence.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18166783/will-smith-chris-rock-slap-mike-tyson-ric-flair/ “I would hit her – not hit her”