Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor apologize for Mets 'thumbs down' fiasco

Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor have apologized for giving the thumbs down to fans from the field in response to recent booing.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2021, 8:18 PM

Updated 956 days ago

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Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor have apologized for giving the thumbs down to fans from the field in response to recent booing.
The players apologized about an hour before Tuesday's game.
On Sunday, Baez and Lindor were among the Mets who flashed the thumbs down gesture as their way of booing the fans that have been booing them.
Francisco Lindor gives the thumbs down gesture after his double scored Patrick Mazeika and Jonathan Villa Sunday, Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
"I didn't mean to offend anybody, and if I offended anybody, we apologize," Baez said.
"It was wrong and I apologize," Lindor said.
Baez tweeted that they need to "stay together."
Lindor, who signed a massive extension this season, apologized to those who were offended and thanked others for their understanding.
Owner Steven Cohen also responded on Twitter, asking fans to get behind the team.
The Mets had a tough month playing baseball, dropping from first place to third place, which prompted the booing from the fans.
What also riled up the fans was that Baez has only been a Met since July and Lindor is being paid more than $300 million.
Some fans said the players are being paid in the millions and therefore should be respect the fans that are paying to see them play.
Some other fans said they were not offended by the thumbs down gesture and would support the team no matter the circumstances.


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