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The Mets Mascot Gave A Fan The Middle Finger After Losing A Game

Well, sort of. He only has four fingers so he can't really give the middle one, but the intent was there.

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The New York Mets mascot clearly took Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers hard. During the game, Mr. Met flipped off a group of fans.

After the incident went viral on Twitter, the New York Mets put out a statement apologizing for the "inappropriate action."

Statement from the New York Mets.

According to the Associated Press, more than one employee dons the mascot suit each season, and the employee who gave the finger was fired.

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But, fans took it quite differently. Many are calling for Mr. Met to get a raise.

@Mets That was the coolest thing Mr. Met has ever done so I hope you're "dealing" with it by giving him a raise

@Mets This was the best thing that happened all year - give that man a raise!

People are calling it the highlight of the game, and even the whole season.

@Mets Tbh this was the highlight of tonight's game I don't see the problem

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Mr. Met giving fans the finger is the highlight of the season

Mr. Met flipping fans off really one of the funniest most symbolic things I've seen from this franchise in a long time.

But, some people have brought up quite a conundrum. How can Mr. Met give someone the middle finger IF HE DOESN'T HAVE A MIDDLE FINGER?????

How can Mr. Met get in trouble for giving someone the middle finger IF HE DOESN'T HAVE ONE πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Can't flip someone the middle finger if you don't have one. Hang in there, Mr. Met.

Mr. Met only has four fingers yet he was just fired for flipping fans his middle finger. Outrageous decision. Needs better lawyers.

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    The thumb is technically not a finger so Mr. Met DOES have a middle finger. We don't!!!<br>
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Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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