Mets regret lapse, gesture by mascot

Mets regret lapse, gesture by mascot

NEW YORK -- The Mets apologized Wednesday for an inappropriate gesture that one of their employees, wearing their iconic Mr. Met mascot costume, made to a fan at Citi Field.

First appearing on social media during the Mets' 7-1 loss to the Brewers, a cell phone video showed the employee gesturing to a fan while walking into a stadium tunnel. Shortly after the game, the Mets released the following 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."

A Mets official said Thursday that the team has reassigned the employee to another job in the organization.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.