An embarrassing video shows the moment a man’s marriage proposal at a minor league baseball game in Massachusetts goes horribly wrong—as his girlfriend publicly rejects him and runs away.
In footage, an unidentified man poses questions in front of a crowd of fans in the dugout at a Worcester Red Sox home game on Thursday, According to the now-viral footage posted What is the Massachusetts Word by Instagram Account.
The romantic gesture at Polar Park inspired cheers—but instead of swooning, his stunned girlfriend put a hand on his mouth and shook her head “No.”
“I have to go,” she can be heard saying – before climbing up the stairs and leaving her alone on one knee.
“The woman was horrified after the proposal. She ran up the stairs. The gentleman ran after him with two of his friends,” Steven Wooster, a The fan present told the radio station 98.5 Sports Hub. “I saw the whole thing. It was horrifying.”
The cringe-inducing motion, which was also played on the stadium’s giant screen, sparked speculation from witnesses that the moment was so eerie that it had to be staged.
But a source with knowledge of the incident told The Post that the proposal was planned and that the couple’s family members were in the crowd – a sign that it was a real-life romantic blunder.
“It was certainly not a stunt by the club in any way—and every indication from those involved was that it was honest,” said Worcester Red Sox vice president of communications Bill Wanless. “But we haven’t heard anything from the parties involved.”
Other observers warned on Twitter that public marriage proposals may not always be domestic.
“This is one of the best rejections ever,” cracked one user.