Fumble! Football fan drops ring into fountain as he gets down on one knee to propose outside Dallas Cowboys’ stadium
- Niko Valdez poses for photo outside stadium in Dallas with girlfriend Christina
- He gets down on one knee and pulls out ring before accidentally dropping it
- The ring falls into the water fountain nearby and Mr Valdez searches for item
This is the moment a football fan fumbled their marriage proposal and dropped the engagement ring into a fountain.
Niko Valdez was about to propose to his girlfriend Christina Ristau on camera outside the AT&T Stadium in Dallas on November 25 when he dropped the ring into the water feature behind them.
Video shows the Dallas Cowboys fan, who had spent six months planning his romantic proposal, frantically searching for the ring as a family member exclaims: ‘Are you serious?’
Niko Valdez searches for the dropped ring outside the AT&T Stadium in Dallas on November 25 as his girlfriend Christina Ristau laughs
The couple hold customized onesies emblazoned with the words ‘baby Valdez’ as they pose for a picture outside the stadium
During the clip, Mr Valdez and his girlfriend, who is ten weeks pregnant, hold customized onesies emblazoned with the words ‘baby Valdez’, as they pose for a picture outside the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium and celebrate the new addition to their family.
Just seconds later, Mr Valdez gets on one knee and pulls a ring box from out of his pocket as his girlfriend puts her hands on her mouth in surprise.
But as the boyfriend pulls the ring out of the box, the item of jewelry slips out of his fingers and falls into the water and a family member cries out: ‘Are you serious? Did he really do that?’
Mr Valdez, who had been attending the annual Cowboys Thanksgiving game with his family, continues to survey the area as his family members begin to help.
Mr Valdez, who had been attending the annual Cowboys Thanksgiving game with his family, gets on one knee and pulls a ring box from out of his pocket
Family members and friends begin to search the area after the ring slips out of Mr Valdez’s hands
Mr Valdez’s father Adrian, who captured the comical scenes on camera, said the ring was found about 30 minutes later in the water and Ms Ristau said yes.
He told Storyful: ‘Approximately six months prior to the day, my son made plans to surprise his girlfriend and propose at AT&T Stadium when we went to the annual Cowboys Thanksgiving game.
‘Cowboys stadium is a special place as we are all Cowboys fans.
‘We recently learned Christina was ten weeks pregnant and got her to the stadium under the ruse of a taking photos of them with a onesie announcing the new addition to the family.’
He later shared the video on social media next to a message which read: ‘My son proposed at AT&T Stadium and the ring fell in the waterfall, thankfully we found it.’