It’s unclear if fans or people in the stadium said anything to the Mets mascot before the incident took place.
One of the people who plays the baseball-headed New York Mets mascot Mr. Met was sacked Thursday after a video of the mascot “giving the finger” to a fan surfaced online.
Mr. Met’s obscene gesture on Wednesday night was not unprovoked, one anonymous fan told the New York Post. The Mets quickly issued a statement saying the person behind the baseball head would no longer serve in that role.
Mr. Met was sacked after he gave the “middle” finger after the New York Mets lost 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field May 30, 2017.
“We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee”, the team said.
Mets pitchers walked eight for the second straight night.
“Not me, obviously”, Sogard said Thursday after the surprise NL Central leaders beat the New York Mets 2-1. Oregon’s mascot went on to show Houston who was boss by tackling the cougar and finished the attack with a little dance while standing over the cougar. A security guard laughed when noting that Mr. Met couldn’t have flipped his middle finger because the costume only has four fingers. “I think they should recast it permanently, maybe hand them out on Opening Day to all the fans”. While Mr. Met will be at Thursday’s game, a different person will be inside the suit. “We do not condone this type of behavior”, the statement read.
We have reached out to Mr. Met’s closest colleague, the Phanatic of the Philadelphia Phillies, for their comment on the matter.
New “Jersey” Guys podcast co-host Chris Swendeman couldn’t recall another similar incident with an area team mascot, but said the Phillie Phanatic has had some legal trouble. Understandably the fans were upset, but none as upset as the lovable baseball-headed character known as Mr. Met.
Of course, this all would’ve never happened with the first mascot for the Mets, back when they were an expansion team in 1962.
In the fourth inning, the Milwaukee Brewers were threatening to bust the game wide open with bases loaded and one out.
The Mets had an early chance to open the game’s scoring. Mr. Met was home. According to the witness, the team employee dressed as Mr. Met had been having personal trouble with his own mom, so the barbs finally made him snap.
And in 2001, Robbie the Bobby, mascot for Bury Football Club, was sent off for mooning Stoke City fans.