Assistant referee proposes to fellow assistant before match in Romania, sending crowd wild
A Romanian assistant referee has claimed the award for the most heartwarming football story of the weekend.
The official proposed to his girlfriend and fellow assistant referee at a match just moments before kick-off.
Romanian football journalist Emmanuel Rosu shared footage of the proposal on Twitter, where you can see the assistant get his knees dirty to pop the question to his colleague.
He wrote: “The most brilliant story of the week!!! An assistant ref asked the other assistant ref to MARRY HIM before the game!
“She said yes, fortunately! Romanian football is fabulous.”
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Following the engagement the pair embraced in a kiss on the pitch, sending the crowd wild as the players patiently waited for their game to kick-off.
Let’s hope there wasn’t any dispute between the officials over a decision in the game, as who knows, the engagement may have been very short-lived.
The most brilliant story of the week!!! An assistant ref asked the other assistant ref to MARRY HIM before the game! She said yes, fortunately! Romanian football is fabulous. pic.twitter.com/rfuwN3XF0m