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Mr. Met Fired for Flipping Fans the Bird

By Katie Honan | June 1, 2017 10:00am
 The baseball-headed mascot was captured making the obscene gesture in a short video posted to Twitter.
The baseball-headed mascot was captured making the obscene gesture in a short video posted to Twitter.
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​CORONA — Maybe Mr. Met is feeling the pressure of the losing streak.

The Major League mascot was seen in a short video posted to Twitter on Wednesday giving the finger to a few fans at Citi Field following a 7 to 1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. 

As he walked into a staff-only exit in the stadium, Mr. Meted lifted his middle finger from his oversized white glove, while his other hand pulled down at his elbow. It's not clear what was said before Mr. Met flipped the bird.

Mets officials apologized soon after the video was posted.

"We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee. We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally," they posted to their own Twitter account. 

The organization did not reveal the name of the person wearing the baseball-headed costume on Wednesday, but The Associated Press reported that person was fired. 

Different people put on the mascot uniform for games, and events like weddings, birthday parties and bar mitzvahs. 

A spokesman for the team could not comment further. 

It's the latest controversy for the team this season, which has been hampered by injuries and drama off the field.

Star pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended after a headache — following a late night out and an early morning round of golf — made him miss a game. 

The team's official Twitter account also tweeted a photo of a player without realizing there was a sex toy in the background. They quickly deleted it, but it's unclear who put it there.