Thursday, June 1, 2017
Mets Mascot Gives Fan the Finger and Twitter Celebrates
One of the New York Mets organization employees who performs as the team’s colorful mascot “Mr. Met” has been fired after being recorded flipping the bird to at least one fan — while in costume.
The video, attributed to a Twitter user named Anthony DeLucia, went viral Wednesday night. it shows the mascot walking between bleachers to a team entrance, before turning around and extending his cartoon middle finger to whomever is recording him. See it below.
Context for the incident is unknown, though the Mets organization has apologized, saying in a statement that “we apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee. We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.”
According to the Associated Press, the employee in question has been terminated.
While the team’s reaction was solemn apology, the response from fans on Twitter has been the opposite. Many people praised the incident as hilarious, understandable, or even in keeping with the spirit of the team. Or, in the words of one sports fan, “the first entertaining thing a mascot has ever done.”
Read on for a sample of the reactions.
Source: the wrap feed