Mets apologize for Mr. Met’s obscene gesture

Even Mr. Met is frustrated by the poor performance of the New York Mets.

The New York mascot made an obscene finger signal to a fanatic on Wednesday night during a 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and the team said the employee will no longer use the costume again.

One person tweeted a video of the incident, which was immediately popularized on social networks, and the club issued a statement on the matter.

“We apologize for this employee’s misconduct,” the Mets said in an e-mail. “We do not endorse this kind of behavior. We are dealing with this issue internally.”

The New York Daily News wanted to have fun with the Mets mascot problems in its Thursday print edition. New York Daily News
A Mets official told The Associated Press that more than one person uses Mr. Met’s disguise during the season, and the person who wore it on Wednesday night will not do it again. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team’s statement was the only official statement on the matter.

Mr. Met, famous for his head in the shape of a baseball, is one of the most famous pets in sports. The costume has only four fingers in each hand, but the gesture of the mascot to the fanatic was the equivalent of showing the middle finger.

The Mets are 23-28 this season.

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