Viral image of Mike Tyson holding West Coast guernsey sends AFL into meltdown /d

We’ve seen some bizarre moments with famous individuals holding up an AFL guernsey over the years.

But this latest entry may well take the cake.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is getting set to return to the ring as he takes on YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul.

But a day after the pair came face-to-face, “Iron” Mike has left AFL fans the country over confused after being photographed holding up a West Coast Eagles guernsey.

Former Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui posted the image of the former heavyweight champ posing with the jumper to his X account on Wednesday night.

“Iron @MikeTyson got his wings today ahead of his fight with @jakepaul,” he wrote alongside the image.

While many questioned just how the Eagles jumper ended up in the hands of the 57-year-old, Naitanui knows Tyson’s agent and passed it along ahead of his fight.

The post caused confusion among social media users but was also met with widespread love by footy fans.

One user wrote: “Awesome.”

A second added: “This is amazing.”

A third wrote: “Tyson wouldn’t even know what AFL is.”

Mike Tyson holding a West Coast Eagles jumper

Mike Tyson holding a West Coast Eagles jumper

Tyson isn’t the biggest name to hold up an Eagles jumper, with former US President Barack Obama taking that honour.

The former Commander in Chief was presented with a custom guernsey by then Eagles board member Julie Bishop during a visit Down Under in 2011.

Hollywood has also played a big role in the guernsey swapping mayhem with actors Zac Efron and Adam LeVine taking part in a photo op with the Sydney Swans.

While Natalie Portman once sent social media into a spin when she appeared at Melbourne’s training rocking a Demons guernsey.

While the image of Tyson may have caused some confusion among footy fans, it was a comment during his face off with Paul that sparked concern among the boxing faithful.

Tyson admitted his “body is s**t”, in an interesting call just weeks after the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations caused uproar by sanctioning the contest as a professional fight with minimal safety regulations.

Tyson spoke openly about his physical condition months out from the fight, which will be a heavyweight bout on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Texas.

The fight will be streamed live on Netflix and will be available to all Netflix subscribers — without any additional pay-per-view cost.

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