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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Matt Harvey of New York Mets deletes Twitter account after controversial tweet

Please report to the Amway office for personality removal. #davidwright

Matt Harvey’s Twitter account is outta here.

Harvey’s final tweet Tuesday created a stir. On the six-month anniversary of his Tommy John procedure, the rehabbing New York Mets ace tweeted “I can’t believe it’s been 6 months already.#tommyjohn” and attached a photo of himself from his hospital bed in October, with his middle finger raised.

Shortly thereafter, the tweet disappeared. Then Harvey’s entire Twitter account was deleted. He had amassed more than 100,000 followers.

The Mets confirmed requesting that the tweet be deleted because it contained a photo with a potentially offensive gesture, but added that the decision to delete the account belonged to Harvey.

Harvey confirmed that sequence of events….He said his mother took the photo as he was heading into surgery on Oct. 22.

“I think I looked up at the calendar and realized it’s been six months. And I was kind of surprised,” Harvey said. “So I went back and looked at some of the pictures that my mother was taking before surgery, and kind of got a good chuckle at that one. ... That was how I felt going into surgery, realizing it was going to be a pretty long process ahead of me. It was all fun and games. It was me showing a little bit of my personality before surgery.

“I’m not going to apologize for being myself and having a good laugh at a funny little picture. I’ve kind of had enough with Twitter and, I guess, not being able to show your personal side. I’ll keep those pictures to myself.”

The District Attorney Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: matt harvey, mets, social media

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM (#4691933)
Matt Harvey Raised His Middle Finger, You Say? Keep Saying It.
   2. GregD Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4691960)
The Mets have finally found a solution to all their problems! Matt Harvey's attitude was the culprit all along! Maybe they should just waive him
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4691961)
flip
   4. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:44 AM (#4691971)
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Come at me bro!
   5. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM (#4691972)
I’ve kind of had enough with Twitter and, I guess, not being able to show your personal side.

That's a pretty awkward sentence. I assume he means, "What's the point of being on Twitter if I can't show my personal side?"
Maybe they should just waive him

Harvey for Harper!
   6. The District Attorney Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:47 AM (#4691975)
Matt Harvey Raises His Middle Finger. You Won't Believe What Happens Next.
   7. formerly dp Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM (#4691976)
That might be one of the least offensive pictures anyone ever regretted posting to Twitter.
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4692007)
Which Of Matt Harvey's Fingers Are You? I Got Index!
   9. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4692030)
The Mets confirmed requesting that the tweet be deleted because it contained a photo with a potentially offensive gesture, but added that the decision to delete the account belonged to Harvey.

I think this is a completely reasonable request for the Mets. Harvey is supposed to be the face of the franchise.
   10. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM (#4692036)
Well he also wants to be the finger of the franchise. Given the woeful state of that franchise, why not?
   11. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM (#4692049)
Harvey is supposed to be the face of the franchise.

What happened to David Wright?
   12. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:36 PM (#4692053)
Cross-posted from the Ike Davis thread:

Any Mets fans want to go (or are going and have an extra ticket) to the May 14th Yankees game? I'm going to be in New York by myself and I haven't been to the new stadium yet.
   13. The District Attorney Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:11 PM (#4692177)
Matt Harvey's Middle Finger Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
   14. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:40 PM (#4692199)
Clearly, Harvey is asking to be traded to the Birds.
   15. Jersey Joe Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:03 PM (#4692237)
The Mets apparently haven't noticed that the picture is still up on his Instagram account.
   16. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4692289)

10 Fingers That Will Change the Way You Think About Matt Harvey. #3 is Really Crucial.
   17. dr. scott Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4692333)
What happened to David Wright?


Well he is now the Face of MLB, so they promoted Harvey to face of the Mets... its standard operating procedure for such face hierarchy.
   18. Zach Posted: April 23, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4692572)
I'm so old, I remember when the internet was going to make us freer.
   19. Zach Posted: April 23, 2014 at 06:56 PM (#4692607)
I Cried When I saw this Uplifting Finger, and You Will Too.
   20. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: April 24, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4693028)
You Won't Believe Matt Harvey's Shocking, Racist Tweet!

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