The Mets' beloved mascot, Mr. Met, is in hot water after being caught on video giving fans the middle finger during Wednesday night's 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The person playing Mr. Met at the time of the middle-finger incident will not be allowed to wear the costume again, according to the New York Daily News, which added that the moment came on a night that coincided with the 53rd anniversary of Mr. Met’s debut as the Mets’ mascot.
Video of the incident went viral on social media, the Los Angeles Times reported in a related article, and was quickly followed by an apology from the team.
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Statement from the New York Mets. pic.twitter.com/bRVvqZoqg8— New York Mets (@Mets) June 1, 2017
The Mets are scheduled to play again at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon in another matchup against the Brewers.