2023 Author: Steven Freeman | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:22
The 2017 New York Mets season has not been very bright to say. And apparently, that has frustrated even the famous mascot of the team, Mr. Met, who on Wednesday made an obscene gesture to the fans that has given rise to a great scandal.
In a video captured in the middle of the stadium, the mascot is seen walking and turning to face the fans and taking their middle finger. Although the costume only has four fingers on each hand, the images make clear its intention to make that obscene gesture.
The incident occurred after the Mets' loss that afternoon, falling 7-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers. The video began to spin around the internet causing team executives to review the situation and decide to run the individual so that he would not wear the Mr. Met costume again. "We apologize for the inappropriate behavior of this employee," spokesmen for the baseball team said via their Twitter account. "We do not support this type of behavior. We are dealing with this issue internally.”
According to AP agency reports, several people wear Mr. Met's costume during the regular season, and the identity of the actor who wore the suit this time has not been released. The mascot has been with the team since 1964 and has more than 50,000 followers on its official Twitter account. At baseball games, Mr. Met is a favorite of kids looking for him to take pictures of themselves.