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Harvey deletes Twitter account after posting controversial picture

Matt Harvey Tweets No More


New York Mets upper management threw some high heat at Matt Harvey today, when the rehabbing phenom posted a comical Twitter photo of him flipping the bird.

On the six-month anniversary of his Tommy John procedure, the right-handed ace tweeted "I can't believe it's been 6 months already. #tommyjohn" and included a photo of himself laying in a hospital bed in October, while raising his middle finger.

Shortly thereafter, the tweet disappeared, as did his entire Twitter account, which had more than 100,000 followers.

According to an ESPN report, the Mets confirmed requesting the deletion of the tweet because it contained a potentially offensive gesture. The team also said that the decision to delete the account belonged to Harvey.

ESPN.com's Adam Rubin also said Harvey admitted his mother took the photo going into surgery and he thought it was 'funny.'

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tonyprovri April 22 2014 at 7:50 PM

LOL that's offensive? To whom? The pope?

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kmcc895370 April 22 2014 at 9:39 PM

BIG DEAL! Is this all some people have to complain about? Pathetic!

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bgoingsjr kmcc895370 April 22 2014 at 9:54 PM

social media likes to cover up the real problems (our government, our debt, our jobless rate) by reporting crap like this. The funniest thing is it gives a warning that this picture might be offensive. How?

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Laurie April 22 2014 at 11:04 PM

All this fuss for that
2% that might be offended?

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JOSEPH G MATTERA April 22 2014 at 9:51 PM

GIMME A BREAK..........

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olvden April 22 2014 at 9:52 PM

If he blew someone he'd be celebrated.

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leejjh46 April 23 2014 at 9:40 AM

What he did is no big deal! The biggest problem people have with him is that he thinks he is a sports idol in NY and he really has done nothing!!! he is 12 - 10 in his career!!!! 12 - 10!!! He wants to be idolized in NY but he really needs an attitude adjustment first and then actually go out and DO SOMETHING!!! Have 1 good year - that's called a flash in the pan...........a waste!!! Grow up, change your attitude, take a back seat to the Mets who are actually doing something, and remember - it's not all about you - you have done nothing yet!!!!!

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Laura April 22 2014 at 10:48 PM

If you are offended by this, grow up!

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Brian Workman April 22 2014 at 10:48 PM

Good For Him!!

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hislonv April 22 2014 at 10:53 PM

Bad taste? YES! Needing a warning from AOL before viewing? Seriously? Get a life.
So long Twitter account. Now you can spend your time doing something useful instead of wasting it on posting crap on twitter...

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mikehelotes April 23 2014 at 10:50 AM

Are you serious ...... America needs to calm down my word ...... When I first read this I thought he was in a white hood or something....

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