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Old 01-31-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Tyson turmoil in South Africa!
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is not receiving a warm welcome in South Africa. Iron Mike is in Johannesburg to help promote the big boxing card on Saturday. However, every step of the ex-champion has been dogged by protests. Buckling under pressure, Jacob Zuma, leader of South Africa's ruling ANC party, cancelled an appearance at a charity event due to the presence of Tyson. Also, radio station Talk Radio 702 cancelled an interview with Iron Mike after angry listeners bombarded its switchboard.
Wednesday, January 30 2008

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is not receiving a warm welcome in South Africa. Iron Mike is in Johannesburg to help promote the big boxing card on Saturday. However, every step of the ex-champion has been dogged by protests. Buckling under pressure, Jacob Zuma, leader of South Africa's ruling ANC party, cancelled an appearance at a charity event due to the presence of Tyson. Also, radio station Talk Radio 702 cancelled an interview with Iron Mike after angry listeners bombarded its switchboard.
Wednesday, January 30 2008


What on earth is this all about? There country is a monumental mess and those that even OWN a radio are up in arms that Tyson is co promoting a boxing event there? Bloody idiots.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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Like i have said before are this White South Africans or Black Africans.Mike Tyson is a powerful man..look at the turmoil this one man causes.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'd be interested to know if these are black or white South Africans as well. Also, are they saying that people should never be allowed to be forgiven?
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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i'd have to imagine it's the white power structure (upper class) threatened/angered at tyson coming to town as a celebrity. they'll call him a rapist and run him out of town
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:43 AM   #5
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he must be pissed cause he got shot yesterday
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Like i have said before are this White South Africans or Black Africans.Mike Tyson is a powerful man..look at the turmoil this one man causes.
Whats race got to do with it. A Nutty ****er is a nutty ****er regardless of race.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:46 AM   #7
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Like i have said before are this White South Africans or Black Africans.Mike Tyson is a powerful man..look at the turmoil this one man causes.
Havent got a clue. But id find it massively ironic if the black South Africans were giving him a hard time which in my opinion is highly unlikely. They need to look closer to home aswell as at there own boxers. Frans Botha was hardly some credible individual.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:47 AM   #8
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Like i have said before are this White South Africans or Black Africans.Mike Tyson is a powerful man..look at the turmoil this one man causes.
I don't think Race is the issue, that would't make any sense.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:49 AM   #9
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That's pretty sad.

The man can't get away from all that mess (which he likely be innocent of) even in Africa.

If you can't go to Africa to get away from your problems...then where can you go?

It sucks that he's being haunted by that shit where ever he goes.
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he must be pissed cause he got shot yesterday
And killed!!!!
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According to a source he died yesterday from gun shot wounds.
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Mike Tyson is a Icon..no other Black man can go to the Old Soviet Union..Asia and be greeted like a hero. He had presidents coming to greet him at airports when he went on his world tour after his retirement. When he came to England back in 2000..he shut the country down. It was immense..people where saying it was the biggest thing since when the Beatles came back from America.

A powerfull Man..

Iron Mike Tyson.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:51 AM   #13
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Mike Tyson is a Icon..no other Black man can go to the Old Soviet Union..Asia and be greeted like a hero. He had presidents coming to greet him at airports when he went on his world tour after his retirement. When he came to England back in 2000..he shut the country down. It was immense..people where saying it was the biggest thing since when the Beatles came back from America.

A powerfull Man..

Iron Mike Tyson.
You`ve changed your tune a bit..
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:52 AM   #14
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That's pretty sad.

The man can't get away from all that mess (which he likely be innocent of) even in Africa.

If you can't go to Africa to get away from your problems...then where can you go?

It sucks that he's being haunted by that shit where ever he goes.
He did that to himself. He decided to be an idiot so people will treat him like an idiot.
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I don't think Race is the issue, that would't make any sense.
Logically, race is probably a big reason. This is a country where apartheid was legal what 20 years ago. It's logical that there's still a lot of racism and racial issues within that country where the white minority probably still occupy the upper classes and the black majorit the lower and middle classes.

Obviously it could just be some type of righteous country that objects to a confessed sinner coming to town, but imo that would be rare and make little sense.

Assuming race is an issue, the whites most likely feel threatened in a way that jack johnson threatened so many whites back in his day.
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