Moment when woman runs away while boyfriend makes very public offer at Worcester Red Sox game
- A viral video appears to show a man’s proposal being turned down in front of a crowd
- Woman puts her hands over her mouth and shakes her head before running away
- Social media users initially expressed sympathy with the heartbroken man before questioning whether the whole thing was actually a stunt
- Witnesses are divided on what they saw, with some saying the man seemed genuinely upset and others said the speed of the woman’s response seemed strange
A marriage proposal in front of a crowded baseball stadium seems to have failed miserably after the bride-to-be ran away from her boyfriend.
A video shows the woman’s chilling reaction when a man kneels in front of her on what appears to be the dugouts, holding open a ring box during a Worcester Red Sox minor league baseball game in Massachusetts.
The woman holds her hands to her mouth as the crowd cheers and shakes her head before quickly leaving the stands.
According to a witness, the man ran after the woman.
The video shows shocked fans saying ‘Oh my god’ in disbelief at what they just saw.
Social media users initially expressed condolences to the man for his very public embarrassment, which was beamed onto a huge screen during the match.
A marriage proposal in front of a crowded baseball stadium seemed to have failed miserably after the bride-to-be ran away from her boyfriend
The woman holds her hands to her mouth as the crowd cheers and shakes her head before quickly exiting through the bleachers
Social media users initially sympathized with the man for his very public embarrassment, which was beamed onto a big screen during the match, but later questioned whether it was a stunt
“Salute to a fallen soldier,” one wrote, while another simply remarked, “Love is dead.”
But sympathy for the man quickly turned to suspicion when some said the woman’s reaction seemed too quick and the man didn’t seem so upset.
Images of the seemingly failed proposal at the Polar Park stadium on Thursday have gone viral online.
The clip, shared by the sports news website What’s the Word Massachusetts, has been viewed more than 111,200 times on Instagram alone.
Videos from other angles also show the proposal, with a YouTube clip claiming a source has said it was “very real.”
In a video shared on Twitter, the woman can be heard repeatedly saying, “I have to go.”
“Staged & Fake,” wrote one Twitter user.
“I feel you, but I want to believe,” another replied, next to a crying and laughing emoji.
Sympathy for the man quickly turned to suspicion, with some saying the woman’s reaction seemed too quick and the man didn’t seem as upset
Witnesses are divided on what they saw, with some saying the man seemed genuinely upset and others said the speed of the woman’s response seemed strange
Photographer Ashley Green, who attended the competition and witnessed the proposal, said: Insider that she believed it was staged.
But Steven Wooster, a fan who said he was also at the game, shared: 98.5 The Sports Hub radio station that he thought the “horrific” scene was real because the man’s response seemed genuine.
“I was on third base. I looked across and saw the gentleman in the purple sweater,” he told the station in a telephone conversation.
“The woman was shocked at the proposal. She ran up the stairs. The gentleman ran after her with two of his friends,” he said, adding: ‘I’ve seen it all. It was horrible.’
If it’s real, it wouldn’t be the first time a failed marriage proposal has been caught on camera.
Devastating footage emerged in March showing a man’s proposal being turned down at a New Jersey mall.
A clip of the heartbreaking moment, which took place in front of a crowd of onlookers, showed that the man had to be helped to his feet by onlookers after the rejection.
Social media users at the time also questioned the truth of the clip.