An assistant referee proposed to a fellow official following the coin toss at Club Atletic Oradea vs CS Diosig in Romania’s Liga IV on Saturday.
As the teams prepared to kick-off at the Stadionul Iuliu Bodola, linesman Marius Matica got down on one knee in front of Gyorgyi Duma, his girlfriend and colleague.
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
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) April 7, 2019
Players behind them gradually start to notice what’s going on and turn to applaud the proposal, as does referee Adrian Pal.
Happily it is accepted and, as the couple kiss, a photographer comes to take close-up pictures of the touching moment.
Get on with the game
— Michael Atherton (@AthersMichael) April 7, 2019
According to Romanian website Bihor Online, Marius, 22, and Gyorgyi, 21, have been together for three years and first met while officiating at a game together.
In the match itself, the home side squandered a 3-0 half-time lead to draw 3-3.
I was at this game. They made a catalogue of errors throughout the 90, heads completely gone. I'm writing to the Romanian FA
— Anthony Richardson (@AMHRichardson) April 7, 2019
Read more: bihon.ro