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Philadelphia fan who proposed to cheerleader girlfriend during 76ers game silences haters

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Philadelphia fan who proposed to cheerleader girlfriend during 76ers game silences haters

‘Pete Davidson walked so I could run’: Philadelphia fan who proposed to his cheerleader girlfriend during 76ers game silenced haters on social media – after his romantic moment went viral and led to BRUTAL pile-on

  • A Philadelphia 76ers fan proposed to his girlfriend at a Clippers game
  • The moment went viral on social media – but with fans brutally slapping him
  • Thousands came together to tell Chris Girard that he didn’t deserve his new fiancee
  • He responded in cheerful fashion, writing: ‘Pete Davidson walked so I could run’
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A Philadelphia basketball fan who proposed to his cheerleader girlfriend at a 76ers game and received a brutal pile-on for his appearance has hit back at social media trolls in style.

Chris Girard went viral on social media this week for using the 76ers’ NBA game against the Clippers to propose to his girlfriend – Sixers dancer Jackie Murtha – but the response may have been a little different than he expected. .

While some cheered for him, thousands of Twitter users rallied round to tell him he was punching above his weight – but Girard silenced them in an instant in a hilarious argument.

Taking to social media to post two pictures of him and Jackie at the proposal, he wrote: ‘Pete Davidson walked so I could run’ – in reference to the controversial comedian who is notorious for dating beautiful women.

Social media was very active in the wake of the proposal, with Girard making it difficult

Social media was very active in the wake of the proposal, with Girard making it difficult

Girard proposed to long-time girlfriend and Sixers dancer Jackie Murtha at the Clippers game

Girard proposed to long-time girlfriend and Sixers dancer Jackie Murtha at the Clippers game

Shortly after the proposal, on December 23, Girard first told his followers, in all caps: ‘DEAR COMMENT SECTION: I KNOW HE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE. I’M JUST HAPPY HERE.’

The romantic proposal video first went viral two days ago, after Girard dressed up as the Sixers mascot, only to jump out of the suit to surprise his girlfriend.

In the clip, he gets down on one knee, while Jackie puts her hands over her face in shock before accepting his offer.

The couple both posted various photos of the romantic moment inside a packed Wells Fargo Center, and she also broke her silence on Instagram.

Immediately after the proposal, he acknowledged the responses from users on social media

Immediately after the proposal, he acknowledged the responses from users on social media

The couple were overjoyed after a romantic moment at Friday's game

Jackie showed off the ring after accepting Girard's proposal at the Clippers game

The couple were ecstatic after their romantic moment at Friday night’s game

On social media, fans said she was out of her partner's league - with some brutal tweets

On social media, fans said she was out of her partner’s league – with some brutal tweets

Trying to stop the onslaught against her boyfriend-turned-boyfriend, she wrote: ‘To everyone in the comment section… yes it’s real,’ followed by an engagement ring emoji.

By the end of the video hitting social media, some of the comments were brutal in their honesty, with one user writing: ‘He’s rich rich,’ while another added ‘Six months tops’ – a prediction in the length of their upcoming wedding.

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Another Twitter user wrote ‘They’re doing Make a Wish for the elderly today,’ while another asked: ‘Is this a kidnapping situation?’

According to the couple’s Instagram accounts, it appears the couple have been together since 2015, traveling the world together during their relationship, which began in school.

The couple has apparently been together since 2015 and are childhood sweethearts

The couple has apparently been together since 2015 and are childhood sweethearts

The couple are together in marriage - but the next one could be theirs after she says yes

The couple are together in marriage – but the next one could be theirs after she says yes