Mets Pitcher Dillon Gee: ‘I Was Tricked Into Supporting Gun Control’

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager
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The New York Mets’ Dillon Gee made his first start since being activated off the disabled list on Wednesday night, but the right-handed starter caught headlines for an entirely different reason.

Back on June 2, Gee’s team took a picture showing its support for Michael Bloomberg’s “Wear Orange” gun control push.

The Mets were the first pro team to participate in the campaign, but on Wednesday, Gee tweeted he had been tricked into lending his support. The 29-year-old claims he believed the photo was aimed at raising awareness for gun violence as opposed to its real goal of stifling citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

In addition to discovering he had been duped on Wednesday, Gee was also saddled with a loss, as New York fell to San Diego, 7-3.

Talk about having a bad day.

[h/t: Sporting News]

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