A bad night for the Mets on the field only got worse when the club’s longtime mascot, Mr. Met, was caught on video making an obscene gesture toward a fan in the late stages of the Mets’ 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on Wednesday.
The Mets issued a statement after a fan posted a video on Twitter of the mascot, known for his large baseball-shaped head and his oversize white hands, as he appeared to raise his middle finger while heading down a tunnel at the end of the game.
“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.”
A Mets spokesman declined to comment further.
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