What was this man thinking?!
In an interview today with Canadian news station CP24, anchor Nathan Downer asked boxing champion Mike Tyson about the criticism Toronto’s “scandal-plauged” mayor, Rob Ford, was getting for meeting with him.
“Some of your critics would say, ‘There’s a race for mayor. We know you’re a convicted rapist. This could hurt his campaign,'” Downer asked Tyson. “How would respond to that?”
Tyson, who serverd three years of prison in the 90s for raping a teenage beauty-pageant contestant, was not too happy about Downer’s question and responded by first calling him, “negative” and then stating, “It’s so interesting, you come off like a nice guy. But that was really a piece of s—, that comment. F— you. That was a piece of s—.”
Downer has since addressed the situation with the following tweets:
“I’m okay everybody. Unfortunately my question hurt Mike Tyson’s feelings. That was not my intentions. My apolgies (sic) for the language.”
“No ill will toward Mike Tyson. He lashed out at me and that’s okay. Not taking it personally.”
We are guessing that Downer may not have done his research. Tyson is notorious for attacking interviewers, and after calling him a “convicted rapist” on live television, Downer should be happy that his response was a simple “f*ck you.”
Check out some of Tyson’s worst interviews in the video below and you will understand exactly what we mean when we say Downer got off easy.