Kanye West just gained a HUGE ally ... 325-pound former NFL star Shaun Smith, who's PROUD Yeezy got violent with an alleged Kim K hater ... and says he woulda done the same thing.
Smith called in to the "TMZ Sports" show ... and told us if anyone called his wife an "n***er lover" (as the guy in the Kanye altercation allegedly did), he "might have to choke the sh*t out of him like Latrell Sprewell did P.J. Carlesimo."
He went on to defend his position -- it's clear, Smith is a guy you don't wanna piss off.
But Smith's former Cincinnati Bengals teammate Chad Johnson feels differently ... telling TMZ Sports West was wrong to resort to violence.
"[Ye] took the violent route and that isn’t’ the right thing, but protecting his family is a different thing… the words shouldn’t bother you and in a position like that… ignore it in general."
Shaun pointed out that Chad might of been singing a different tune back in 2005 ... when Johnson was more of a loose cannon.
Check out the clip ... when we remind Shaun that Kanye's already on the hook for beating people, Smith has some priceless advice for Ye in the future.
Kanye Did the Right Thing
I'd Fight for My Wife, Too
1/15/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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