New York Mets mascot, Mr. Met, came under fire this week, after he was caught on video flipping the bird to a fan.
The beloved mascot apparently reached a breaking point after a crowd of hecklers hurled profane comments at him, during the Mets’ 7-1 home loss to the Brewers on Wednesday night (May 31).
One witness told the NY Post some fans were “saying derogatory things about Mr. Met’s mom”, leading to him losing his cool and flipping the bird.
After the video surfaced online, the Mets issued an apology on behalf of their mascot. “We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee. We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally,” the statement read.
Statement from the New York Mets. pic.twitter.com/bRVvqZoqg8
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 1, 2017
A team official told the Associated Press that more than one person wears the Mr. Met costume during each season, and the person who flipped the bird has been fired.