The New York Mets and Coca-Cola revealed today that the Mr. Met Fingering Scandal was nothing more than a big marketing hoax. “We wanted to find a way to have the Coca-Cola brand visible in online videos. The most watched videos include controversy, so we created our own.” George Stolburger of Coca-Cola said. Its 2017 Product Placement.
The Mets Statement was a little different. “When Coca-Cola approached us with the idea we could not have possibly anticipated the negative reaction this would have gotten. We needed the money really bad.” Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson added, “We are sorry for any fans who found this distasteful but he has four fingers. Get over it.”