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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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bugsbunny33626 April 22 2014 at 7:49 PM

I think he looks kinda cute in his little cap, who cares about his finger..lol

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dannyted April 23 2014 at 10:24 AM

We have become such an oversensitized, politically correct society of ********. Where has our sense of humor gone?

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vflatter April 23 2014 at 10:22 AM

Hardly offensive
However, any photo of Kim Kartrashian and her fat ass is extremely offensive!

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kevin.osborne1 April 23 2014 at 10:21 AM

Big deal! "OMG, he flipped the finger!" Get a grip Mets.....there's worse crap then that going on every day on twitter and F.B. and the rest of social media.

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cwestbrookjr April 23 2014 at 8:40 AM

this only offends people that look for things to be offendd by....

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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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tennanah April 23 2014 at 8:40 AM

Hopefully, he was addressing the Wilpon's.

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bdgrizcp April 23 2014 at 8:44 AM

You know, it used to be quite an insult to call someone a twit. Considering the emotional age of whoever is running that show, they exhibit every sign of being a bunch of twits.

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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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