Someone is in a pickle.
The mascot for the Portland Pickles, a summer baseball team in the West Coast League, had its Twitter privileges revoked for sharing a questionable photo during a social media takeover.
On Wednesday, Dillon, the team’s dill pickle mascot, tweeted, “new phone who dis” with a suggestive photo that showed the mascot sitting down, appearing to expose his green genitalia.
The team addressed the photo when some Twitter users found the post to be tasteless.
“We have ended our mascot takeover. It’s come to our attention that this photo can be misinterpreted as a disturbing image,” the Portland Pickles tweeted.
The team added, “Dillon would like to go on record and say that he was trying to give his fans a thumbs up.”
The Pickles said “Dillion is in timeout” in response to the Lexington Legends, who called the situation a “tough look for mascots everywhere.”
If the mascot is out of a job after the Twitter debacle, male grooming company Manscaped tweeted, “we’re hiring, Dillion.”
The official Twitter account for Snickers tweeted a photo of its signature candy bar wrapped inside a pickle, writing, “Maybe you need a SNICKLE.”
The Pickles replied, “This is making a bad situation worse,” to which Manscaped wrote, “pretty nuts tbh.”
The Pickles emerged in Portland as a wood-bat club in 2015. They play home games at Walker Stadium in Portland’s Lents Park. In November, they opened a team store and entertainment clubhouse called ‘The Pickle Jar” in downtown Portland.
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