What lies beyond a mascot’s mask has long been a source of mystery. Are they as happy as the mask’s smile might suggest? Or is there a secret scowl hiding behind there? Last night, the New York Mets got demolished by the Milwaukee Brewers, apparently pissing off Mr. Met to such a degree that no costume could hide his anger.
— Tony T (@tonyt3535) June 1, 2017
Yes, that’s Forbes’ No. 1 mascot of all time flipping the bird to a couple of rowdy fans. the Mets’ official Twitter account sent out the requisite apology.
But Mr. Mets’ fans are calling bullshit. Have you seen Mr. Mets’ hands? They’re Simpsons’ hands.
Others found Mr. Mets’ gesture inspiring.
This might just be the beginning, however. In customary fashion, Twitter users have been digging up some of Mr. Mets’ other offenses to paint a grander portrait of the mascot.