Man Savagely Turned Down After Topless Proposal At Hockey Game

Man Savagely Turned Down After Topless Proposal At Hockey Game

Asking your partner to marry you should be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, but for one guy, it seemed to be for all the wrong reasons. The unnamed man got down on one knee at the New York Islanders vs Panthers NHL hockey game to make his proposal, but he was brutally shut down in front of a massive crowd. To make matters worse, the whole thing was caught on camera.

  1. Where’s this guy’s shirt? Not only is a hockey game proposal not all that creative (and somewhat embarrassing, depending on the type of person you are), but the man in the video didn’t even bother to put on a shirt. How romantic to see what an effort he made!
  2. The crowd immediately centered on the couple when they realized what was going on. The cameraman came over to get the moment on camera and the crowd started a pretty awful chant: “Just say no! Just say no!”
  3. The woman didn’t accept right away. In fact, she seemed to be pretty conflicted as to whether she should pretend to accept the proposal to spare him (and herself) some embarrassment or kick him to the curb. Eventually, she leaned over to tell him it wasn’t going to happen. The man looked somewhat confused and humiliated, and the woman ran out of the stadium.
  4. Eventually, the guy got back up and went back to his seat to drink his beer. The entire crowd seemed to be shocked by what they just witnessed, and sports writer Dan Rosen later tweeted about the bizarre scene. “Kiss cam time and a guy takes off his shirt and written on his chest is ‘PLZ SAY YES YES YES,'” Rosen wrote. “He gets down on one knee and proposes. Camera cuts away. But I could see them from the press box. The girl got up and left. She flat out left. And the Panthers scored. Can’t make it up.” Having your hockey match proposal go wrong has to be one of the most mortifying things ever, that’s for sure.

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.