My cousin @Metspolice had been a staunch opponent of the Mr. O'Met caps in the past. He and my partner in the QBC Dan Twohig both think this cap depicts a character on the same level as Chief Wahoo. I personally think that the leprechaun is a mythical creature and this would be on the same level if someone turned put an elf or a fairy on a cap. You can read @Metspolice thoughts here.
I came up with a poll on twitter to see who other's think.
@The7Line has a new St Patrick’s Day cap that features Mr. Met as a leprechaun. @metspolice thinks this makes fun of Irish history and is politically incorrect. Read his post and then answer the poll is Shannon right?— keith blacknick (@Mediagoon) February 15, 2019
Here are some responses.
I understand it. If someone is one to get offended by Chief Wahoo or the Redskins name or the tomahawk chop, this and Notre Dame should be getting the same outrage from them.— Matthew Caldwell (@matthewc029) February 15, 2019
As someone who lives in Ireland,— Les McCaughan (@Lez_Mets) February 15, 2019
its an image that’s sold in every souvenir shop and Airport in Ireland, it is a stereotype but one everyone here accepts pretty much!