West Ham’s pre-season friendly at Peterborough was given some extra, erm, bite by the presence of Mike Tyson. The cash-strapped boxer was in Peterborough for a £100-a-head Evening With The Baddest Man On The Planet.
He went onto the pitch at half-time wearing a Peterborough shirt and told the crowd through a loudspeaker: “I’ve never heard of Peterborough before but as soon as I heard it was West Ham I thought, we’ve got to really give it to them.”
He obviously didn’t see much of West Ham last season!
Iron Mike isn’t as much of an Iron as we though then. Rumour has it brass was the main metal on the agenda with unconfirmed gossip that Tyson charged the Premier League players £30-a-pop for a photo with him.
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