US Rep. George Santos, RN.Y., has faced a great deal of scrutiny since he took office.
But his latest criticism has come from the sports world, specifically from fans of the New York Mets. Santos represents New York’s 3rd congressional district, which includes part of Long Island’s north shore, northern Nassau County, and parts of northeast Queens.
The Mets play at Citi Field, which is located in Flushing Meadows in Queens.
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Before the Mets’ season opener against the Marlins at LodDepot Park, Santos, who remains at the center of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, posted a bizarre video on Twitter.
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Baseball fans, Mets supporters and Twitter users criticized Santos for the post.
«As a good old Mets fan, I know they won’t play until April 6th at home, but good old fashioned ‘Go Mets!'» Santos said in the video.
Twitter reacted with one user calling Santos’ video «deplorable.»
«It’s going to leak out that he’s a Phillies fan,» another person predicted.
Freelance journalist Marisa Kabas wrote: «I feel like this got lost on the impeachment news and everyone really needs to see it.»
«A lot of people seem to doubt George Santos’ baseball credentials. Apparently they forgot about his All-Star season at second base during the Mets’ 2011 World Series,» one Twitter user wrote sarcastically.
The Mets have already had their fair share of bad luck in 2023. All-Star closer Edwin Diaz suffered a freak injury in the World Baseball Classic and is expected to miss six to eight months after surgery.
And starting pitcher Justin Verlander’s Mets career got off to a bad start. The co-ace learned that he would start the season on the disabled list with a low-grade muscle strain.
The 40-year-old is scheduled to be re-evaluated next week.
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The injury apparently occurred after a bullpen session on Wednesday. The three-time Cy Young Award winner struggled with his speed during his last start in spring training.
The Mets defeated the Marlins 5-3 on opening day.