Melbourne, Feb 16 (ANI): A video, which showed a man being left red-faced after his girlfriend rejected his Valentine's marriage proposal in front of thousands of sports fans, has been revealed to be a hoax.
The video had been aired on a big screen in front of thousands of ice hockey fans at Madison Square Garden, New York and it became an instant hit on YouTube, reports the Daily Telegraph.
But 'Nick's' offer to 'Melissa' that ended with her storming off was not only a fake - the 'couple' were actually actors hired through an agency and designed to be part of the in-game entertainment.
But what had been designed to be a humorous, in-game moment spiralled out of control and was picked up by news channels, which promptly broadcast the clip.
Sources said stadium staff were in on the joke, which occurred at 10:19 of the second period of the New York Rangers' 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 14. (ANI)