Harvey deletes Twitter account after posting controversial picture

Matt Harvey Tweets No More


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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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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on May 9, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on May 5, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Marlins 8-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 02: New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey looks on from the dugout in the first inning during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets on May 2, 2017 at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - May 9: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets with Manager Terry Collins walk back to the dugout after batting practice before the San Francisco Giants Vs New York Mets regular season MLB game at Citi Field on May 09, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Thursday April 27, 2017 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Apr 16, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) reacts in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 22, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) poses for a photo during photo day at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
May 9, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) looks on from the dugout during fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 28, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey (right) with model Anne Vyalitsyna during the first period of a game between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
National League starting pitcher Matt Harvey, of the New York Mets looks over at manager Bruce Bochy, of the San Francisco Giants, during a news conference before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in New York July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York, August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws against Minnesota Twins batter Joe Mauer during the first inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Minneapolis April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Adriana Lima and Matt Harvey attend the Andre Berto vs Shawn Porter headlined Showtime Championship Boxing bout presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center on April 22, 2017 in Brooklyn. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
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