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Did a Fenway marriage proposal go horribly awry Sunday night?


Did one man’s Fenway Park marriage proposal go horribly awry last night?

As many in Red Sox Nation know, public proposals during Boston games are almost as common as belting out “Sweet Caroline.” But at Sunday night’s game, there seemed to be a deviation from the typical script.

Cameras showed what appeared to be a man proposing to a woman on the Jumbotron, according to those in the stadium. But then the video abruptly cut away, leading many to speculate that the proposal had been denied.

A Twitter user posted video of what she claimed was the couple interacting after the scoreboard had stopped showing them.


Others also reported what they saw on social media.

The couple was helped out of the stadium by a Fenway employee, a source familiar with events told the Globe.

While no one has suggested the Fenway proposal was staged, faking a failed proposal at a sporting event isn’t uncharted territory. In 2010, two actors were paid to pretend to take part in a proposal gone wrong during a Rangers-Lightning game for a Valentine’s Day hoax, according to the New York Daily News.

Peter Abraham and Sean Smyth of the Globe staff contributed to this report.