Footballer proposes to assistant referee before Slovakian fifth division match

Some players will do anything to gain favor with the officials

It’s not often that you see a player propose marriage to one of the officials before a match, but that’s what happened this week in the Slovakian fifth division. As FK Nizna and Tatran Chelbnice lined up before the match, Nizna player Lubomir Vajdecka got down on one knee in the center circle and proposed to lineswoman Petra Lepackova, who happened to be his girlfriend (a profound conflict of interest, if you ask me). She said yes.

Nizna went on to win the match 3–1 and Vajdecka wasn’t ruled offside once. Tatran Chelbnice should probably file a grievance with the Slovakian football association.

That said, congrats to the happy couple.