I don’t think it’s a set up. I think the tatted up purple shirt is a genuine a$$.
Smug little creep asked for it.
He’s a mime! He had it comin’!
In all seriousness, I think it was a set up. Why would the cameraman be where he was, and why didn’t the cameraman react to the guy getting hit, after the punch? If you were filming and didn’t expect it you’d at least jerk the camera; almost definitely move to the guy getting hit.
Really hard to tell.
Put yourself behind the camera. It just doesn’t seem like the person filming was surprised when the mime struck out. Also, the photographer is perfectly positioned to capture the arc of the punch.
Although I thought the Belgian guy flapping his arms and flying was real, so what do I know?!
This is what happens when an internet troll ventures out into the world and discovers that that shit don’t fly in the real world.