Mike Tyson Loves Rob Ford, Curses Out Reporter

Former boxing champ calls TV journo 'piece of s---' when questioned on rape conviction
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2014 10:58 AM CDT
Mike Tyson Loves Rob Ford, Curses Out Reporter
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, shakes hands with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson at City Hall in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

Just one day after a meeting in which Mike Tyson gushed that Rob Ford was "the best mayor in Toronto’s history," according to the Toronto Star, the former boxing champ took a different attitude with a Canadian TV anchor who asked a touchy question, the AP reports. CP24's Nathan Downer asked Tyson about his meeting with Ford before dropping his Q-bomb: "Some of your critics would say, 'There's a race for mayor. We know you're a convicted rapist. This could hurt his campaign.' How would [you] respond to that?'" Tyson's retort, notes the Star: "It's so interesting that you come across as a nice guy, but you're really a piece of s---." Downer later tweeted, "I'm OK everybody. [Unfortunately] my question hurt Mike Tyson's feelings. That was not my [intention]." (Read more Mike Tyson stories.)

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