Offbeat Video

By David Aspinall

This is the awkward moment a man proposed during the World Cup celebrations only to be rejected in front of a group of football fans.

Loïc Séverin was celebrating France’s final victory near the Champs-Élysées when he spotted a fellow supporter draped in a flag drop to one knee.

With tens of onlooker surrounding him and cheering, the object of his proposal – a woman wearing a black dress with a short blonde bob – looks stunned.

Despite the external pressure, she starts wagging her finger to say ‘no’ leaving the man to stand up sheepishly while the surrounding supporters start singing ‘she said no’.

Loïc said: “I have no idea who the couple are, they were just part of the crowd watching the match.

“I saw a crowd form and got my phone out when I realised what was happening.

“When she said no, a group of us started singing.

“He seemed to take it really well, but I don’t know what happened to them afterwards.

“I am going back to the Champs-Élysées for the players return this afternoon.”