This NY Mets mascot was fired for giving fans the finger

We've all had one of those days at work ...

We've all had bad moments at work, but for most of us nobody's there to record them.

Not so for Mr. Met, the New York Mets mascot whose temper got the better of him as he responded to fans during the team's 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

He flipped them the finger as he walked down the tunnel – an angry gesture made the more amusing by Mr. Met's smiling, happy baseball head.

The man inside the mascot is not happy today though. He's since been fired by the baseball club, according to ESPN.

Here's the moment he flipped off the fans.

Among other things, the incident has sparked a debate about whether you can give someone the finger when you only have four fingers.

The Mets are having a tough time at the moment. Although they're second in the NL East, their 23-28 record puts them 9.5 games back on the Washington Nationals. They've also had major injury problems, including to star pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

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