Mr. Met Got Fired For Flipping Off a Fan
The Mets got thrashed 7-1 by the Milwaukee Brewers last night. This apparently upset the Met’s mascot, Mr. Met, who flipped off a fan as he exited the field. Footage of the incident was uploaded to Twitter by apparent super fan Tony T, who bore the brunt of the angry mascot’s actions. All Tony wanted was a high-five, he claims, but instead got one nasty finger.
Because it’s uncommon for a mascot to flip the bird to anyone -- especially fans of the home team -- the Met’s issued an apology, saying in a statement: “We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee. We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally."
Per the Associated Press, whoever was wearing the Mr. Met costume last night has been fired from the position. However, plenty of people are mourning the loss of this brazen hero, who clearly let wild emotion cloud their judgement. Twitter is awash with plenty of thoughts on the fate of the bird-flippin’ Mr. Met, who just wanted his middling ball club to do better:
I need Mr. Met flipping the bird in GIF form and I will use it in perpetuity forever and ever— KFC (@KFCBarstool) June 1, 2017
That was the coolest thing Mr. Met has ever done so I hope you're "dealing" with it by giving him a raise— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) June 1, 2017
Mr. Met giving fans the finger is the highlight of the season— Hayley Gola (@HtotheGola) June 1, 2017
i am pro mr. met giving the finger. he represents queens. come on.— maura johnston (@maura) June 1, 2017
Just realized Mr. Met presides joyfully over a grim ceremony where dozens of his brethren are decapitated and tortured, his every day a hell— Luke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) June 1, 2017
THINKPIECE: Mr. Met's Expression Of Frustration With Increasing Automation In Manufacturing (Runs) And Why It Matters: A Grand Slam Message.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 1, 2017
Perhaps the most intriguing takeaway from the Mr. Met saga, someone smart noticed that the mascot is physically incapable of actually giving someone the middle finger, because he doesn't technically have one. Let the conspiracies begin!