Met's mascot gives the middle finger; Mets issue an apology

Mets apologize after mascot gives the middle finger, says that person won’t wear costume again

(ESPN) The New York Mets apologized Wednesday night after their mascot, Mr. Met, made an obscene gesture at fans at Citi Field during the team’s 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Video on social media showed Mr. Met walking down a tunnel at the ballpark, turning around and giving the middle finger to the fans. It was unclear what, if anything, the fans said to the mascot before he made the gesture.

“We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee,” the Mets later said in a statement posted to their Twitter account. “We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.”

A Mets official told The Associated Press more than one person wears the Mr. Met costume during each season, and the person who wore it Wednesday night will not work in the costume again.

(UPDATE) Since posting this article it appears that Tony T decided make his twitter account private. People aren’t happy with Tony T posting the video of the mascot flipping him off…

 

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