BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The New York Mets fired the man playing their mascot, Mr. Met, after he made an obscene gesture at a fan. Video of the incident quickly went viral and the team apologized. It’s not the first time a sports mascot has gotten into trouble with their team though.

In 1988, the Phillie Phanatic got into a fight with Tommy Lasorda after mocking him with a fake doll of the Dodgers manager. “I hate the Phillie Phanatic,” Lasorda wrote in his 2015 biography.

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In 2007, the Mariner moose accidentally hit Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp with his ATV! The Pittsburgh Pirates fired one of their “racing pierogies” when they bashed the team on Facebook after a 2010 loss. In the college game, Oklahoma’s mascot was let go after harassing opposing fans in 2015.

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Some of Mr. Met’s rival mascots have mockingly tried to explain the incident on Twitter.

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