The New York Mets mascot Mr. Met did exactly what you’d expect from someone stuck with a giant baseball for a head on a losing team.
The Mets suffered an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in New York Wednesday night, which apparently ended up pushing Mr. Met over the edge.
Mr. Met was heading into the tunnel at Citi Field after the game when a couple fans started shouting to him from the stands up above. Mr. Met didn’t take too kindly to the taunts and turned around to flip them the finger before disappearing under the stadium.
It’s hard to blame him. Despite the pre-season hype, the Mets have won just 23 games with 28 losses. But somehow they are still in second place in the National League East.
After video of Mr. Met’s actions reached the front office of the New York ball club, they issued a statement apologizing for their mascot’s behavior.
“We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee,” the statement read. “We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.”
If you’re going to go out, you might as well go out fingers blazing.