“TAKE THAT PAPARAZZI” This is pretty safe to assume this is what this older lady thought this was at first.
Photographer Kerinsa Mullins was at Coors Field on Thursday night for one reason—to document a proposal. Mullins had been hired to take pictures as Colorado Rockies fan Kenny Lovelace asked his girlfriend, Molly Ryan, to share the rest of their lives together.
Unfortunately for Mullins, her job turned into a nightmare when a group of elderly fans began harassing her as she tried to capture the moment.
The strange story was spotted by Rick Chandler of SportsGrid.com, and it ended with a grandma photobombing this couple’s proposal pictures with the only finger that matters.
According to an interview Mullins gave to WTOP 103.5, two elderly fans began giving her static the moment she stood up to take pictures.
Mullins claims the two began yelling at her and giving her nasty looks from the moment she stood up to take pictures:
As soon as I saw the proposal I stood up quickly to photograph and get a better angle. The man next to [the old lady] yelled at me to sit down and so I quickly just said ‘I’m sorry I am photographing a proposal behind you.’ So they knew what was going on.
The elderly fans continued being jerks, however, despite Mullins’ explanation and the “Will you marry me?” message Lovelace had displayed on the Jumbotron.
“They kept yelling at me and I just ignored them,” Mullins said. “I was there to do a job and I did not want to miss something that would be so brief and so important.”
Another woman with the older couple even went as far as asking a security guard to move Mullins, however, Ryan accepted the proposal and the special moment was over by the time the guard arrived.
Mullins was glad to be done with the situation, and said she didn’t notice the middle finger the lady had flashed until the next day. She was scared that the couple would hate the pictures, but Ryan—the bride-to-be—says she loves them.
“I couldn’t stop laughing,” Ryan said. “I said it was greatest photo I’ve ever seen.”