FLUSHING – (Wire Service Report) – Mr. Met, the lovable mascot for New York’s National League baseball team, wasn’t showing the fans how many runs the Mets scored in their 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
FLUSHING: Mr Met comes out to sing take me out to the ballgame in the seventh inning during the Opening Day Major League Baseball game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on April 3, 2017, at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. (Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
The baseball-headed mascot was caught on video giving fans the middle finger and seemed to enjoy doing so with his permanently wide smile.
“We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee,” the club said in a statement. “We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.”
The Mets said that one person wears the costume all season, but that person will not wear it again. Mr. Met has served as the team mascot since 1964. His Twitter account has nearly 50,000 followers.