Tim Tebow 'Not Worried' About Faith Being Mocked on Field; Hailed for 'Tremendous Impact' on Mets

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New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow (15) high fives a fan after his workout at the Mets Minor League Complex, Port St. Lucie, Florida, September 19, 2016. |

Former NFL star turned baseball player Tim Tebow is being praised for the tremendous impact he made on the New York Mets' Class A affiliate team, the Fireflies, and he said he's not worried about those who mock him on the field for his Christian faith.

In a recent press conference held after the Columbia Fireflies game on Sunday, Tebow announced that he is being promoted to the St. Lucie Mets, the organization's Class A-Advanced team.

When asked about being mocked for his Christian faith on the field by the RiverDogs during the Fireflies' match last weekend, the former NFL quarterback said he heard "a little" about all the jokes made about him.

During the game against RiverDogs, the New York Yankees' Class A affiliate, Charlie, the RiverDogs' mascot, was seen wearing the famous John 3:16 eye blacks and "Tebowing" throughout the game. Other pranks included: playing the "Hallelujah Chorus" each time Tebow went to bat. They also displayed on the big video screen a picture of him crying after Florida's loss to Alabama in the 2009 SEC Championship.

The RiverDogs apologized the same day after Tebow's Christian fans threw a fit on social media for their poor taste in jokes. The Mets also called the antics "very minor league."

Tebow, however, maintained that he is use to things like that happening.

"If they did some silly things, I didn't worry about it," he said.