The New York Mets are having a tough season. High-priced slugger Yoenis Cespedes has spent much of the season on the DL, as have much of the starting pitching rotation, including flamethrower Noah Syndergaard. The result so far is a disappointing 23-28 record, with the team already 9.5 games behind division leaders Washington Nationals (the Mets are still in second in the NL East though, because the Braves, Marlins, and Phillies all stink even worse).
With frustrations mounting, even team mascot Mr. Met is getting fed up. During yet another Mets loss, this time to the Milwaukee Brewers, the baseball-headed talisman was caught on camera tossing a middle finger towards a heckling fan. The video gives us no context on what caused Mr. Met to react this way, but his intentions are pretty clear.
— Tony T (@adelucia35) June 1, 2017
After the game, the team issued an official apology and said they would be dealing with the matter. An ESPN report states that a team official has confirmed that multiple employees take turns wearing the costume. The employee who wore it Wednesday night will not work in it again, according to the unnamed source.
Statement from the New York Mets. pic.twitter.com/bRVvqZoqg8
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 1, 2017
Meanwhile, Mr. Met truthers are claiming the whole thing is a giant conspiracy, since Mr. Met clearly doesn’t even have a middle finger:
How can Mr. Met get in trouble for giving someone the middle finger IF HE DOESN’T HAVE ONE pic.twitter.com/0QZd2GxQyz
— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) June 1, 2017