Earlier today, Matt Harvey decided that he wanted to celebrate the six-month anniversary of him undergoing Tommy John surgery. So he jumped on Twitter and posted this photo of himself, which features him flipping the bird from a hospital bed:

Funny, right? But apparently, a lot of people out there got offended. Or at least, someone out there (not us!) got offended and complained about the photo. So Harvey responded to the criticism he received by deleting the tweet. And then, a short time later, he also deleted his entire Twitter account, which is still MIA as of right now.

Some people have been saying that the Mets made him take down both the tweet and then his Twitter account. But as of right now, there's been no word on why he went as far as to take his account down. We'll be sure to let you know if Harvey releases a statement.

In the meantime, do you think that people should have been outraged over the picture? On a scale of 1 to "Who gives a f***?" how offended were you by the photo in question?

UPDATE:

The Mets have responded all of the news about Harvey's photo. They acknowledge that they did ask Harvey to take the photo down. But they also say that they didn't ask him to delete his Twitter account.

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[via Larry Brown Sports]