The Mets say they came CLOSE to firing the employee who was wearing the Mr. Met costume the day a fan caught him flipping the bird, but that employee will never again wear the Mr. Met costume!  This article tells about that story but goes much deeper with a warning to all that these days you just don't know who is filming (taping) what.  There are many, many stories of people caught in the act of being bad who ended up paying with their jobs or their entire careers in some cases! The lesson: if you can't say or do something nice, then stay quiet and smile!  Mr. Met learns that the hard way!

FLUSHING, NY - APRIL 03:  Mr Met comes out to sing take me out to the ballgame in the seventh inning during the Opening Day Major League Baseball game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on April 3, 2017, at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)