A marriage proposal at a baseball game went horribly wrong when a man was hit in the face after he knelt on one knee and used a Ring Pop to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
Ouch! Man Slapped After Proposing GF With A Ring Pop At Toronto Blue Jays Game
Over the weekend, in front of shocked onlookers, a public marriage proposal during a Major League Baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox went horribly wrong.
A fan is seen stopping his girlfriend mid-game as she descends the stairs to her seat in the stadium in a viral video that has amassed over 200,000 views in less than 48 hours.
The man then leads his confused girlfriend to him, kisses her, and declares his love for her before bending over and kneeling down, leaving the young lady gasping in shock and covering her lips in anticipation of what would happen next.
People in the nearby Rogers Centre grandstand started to take out their cameras as soon as the gesture caught their notice.
Assuming that the proposal would go smoothly, the game's official camera crew also began to record the event for sharing on the big screens.
To the surprise of the woman and the onlookers, the man then kneels down on the stairs, takes a black box out of his left denim pocket, and opens it to show a Ring Pop.
The young lady slaps her companion as soon as she notices the red lollipop ring, sending Blue Jays fans into a rage.
She throws her drink at the man, asking, "What the f-k is wrong with you."
Social media users were eager to draw attention to a crucial aspect of the video, despite the fact that it is still unclear whether the proposal was real or a prank.
Given that he had what looks to be another, smaller box in his left pocket, it is assumed the man had the intention of asking the question with a "real" ring after the initial humor and surprise of the Ring Pop.
Social media users were divided about who should be blamed for the plan's failure after seeing the proposal video, with Reddit members in particular unsure of which side they should belong to.
“The guy pulled a jerk move. If he cannot be serious about something important imagine what type of clown he is day to day,” said one user.
“That’s an indication of how the rest of his life would go marrying her … move on dude,” agreed another, as hundreds of commenters suggested this was a “big relationship red flag.”
Users also rushed to defend the man, writing things like "You're crazy if you think the guy is at blame and I get that she didn't like this, but it's no reason to slap him across the face, especially among thousands.”
Additionally, several people found it hard to understand the show and assumed it must have been staged: “These are usually actors that sports teams bring in nowadays to go viral,” “the explanation, as always, is that it was staged” and “peoples do anything be on TV,” said users.