The New York Mets suffered a rough 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on May 31, and the team’s mascot was NOT having it. He even flipped off the crowd as he exited the field — and it was all caught on video!
Mr. Met was NOT having a good day on May 31! The New York Mets mascot stormed off the field after the MLB team’s 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and while walking through the tunnel, he turned around and gave the middle finger to fans sitting nearby. It’s unclear if the fans were heckling him or if they instigated the crude gesture. Actually, Mr. Met only has four fingers, so he doesn’t technically have a middle finger, but it’s pretty clear what point he was trying to make.
“We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee,” the Mets wrote in a statement after the game. “We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.” There are multiple people who wear the Mr. Met costume, and an official for the team confirmed to the Associated Press that the person who wore it on the 31st will no longer be holding the responsibility. Mr. Met has an official Twitter account with more that 44 thousands followers, but he has not commented on the situation there at this time.
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Mets, who fell to a 23-28 record after their loss to the Brewers and are currently plagued by a number of injuries. There’s been no shortage of drama, either — the team even had to suspend Matt Harvey for three days at the beginning of May after he skipped a game following a night of partying. Hopefully they can pick things up in crunch time!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Mr. Met giving the middle finger?