Announcer caught accidentally flipping off camera during MLB broadcast


New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez loves his audience, but he inadvertently gave them the middle finger in a funny moment during Friday night’s Mets-Padres game.

In the bottom of the third, the camera panned to the broadcast booth as Hernandez was talking to play-by-play man Gary Cohen about a cut he got on his hand while shaving.

The camera panned in while Hernandez showed his cut, which just happened to be on his middle finger.

“it’s right here,” said Hernandez, sticking up his middle finger to the camera.

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Just as quickly as he did it, he realized his faux pas.

“Whoops, I can’t do that,” said Hernandez, pulling it back.

“It’s my middle finger, sorry,” said Hernandez, as Cohen howled with laughter.

Cohen added, “Well it’s our 24th game and that’s the highlight so far.”

While Hernandez did it by accident, there have been more than a few occasions where players and managers have flipped off the fans.

Mr. Met even did it.

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The Mets went on to win the game 5-1 to improve to 16-8 and hold on to their lead in the National League East.

Asdrubel Cabrera led New York, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.

Jacon deGrom picked up the win to improve to 3-0.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
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