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Mets issue statement after Mr. Met is caught giving the finger to fans

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Mr. Met entertains the crowd between innings of a game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on May 25, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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The Mets may be in second place, but the club entered Wednesday’s game against the Brewers four games under .500 and only a game ahead of the lowly Braves. The Mets fell flat, ending its three-game winning streak with a 7-1 loss to the Brewers. Jacob deGrom struggled, failing to get into the fifth inning after giving up seven runs.

The home crowd apparently wasn’t thrilled and some fans presumably sent some of their vitriol at Mr. Met, the team’s longtime mascot. As Mr. Met was walking through the tunnel back to the clubhouse after the game, fans continued to heckle him, so he turned around and briefly flipped them the middle finger. Here’s a video if you are so inclined to see that.

Word quickly spread through social media and the Mets were made aware of it. As a result, the organization issued this statement:

Those of you who had “mascot caught giving the finger” on your “weird things to happen in baseball this year” bingo sheet, please mark your space.

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