Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Touchdown on One Knee!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Touchdown on One Knee!

Article excerpt

AN American football star brought play to a standstill to pop the question to his longterm girlfriend...and she said yes!

Manchester-born Menelik Watson 28, proposed to his other half Azania Stewart in the middle of an NFL pre-season game between his team the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Not only did Azania, a member of the British Women's Basketball team say yes, the Broncos also went on to beat the Packers 20-17.

"She said, 'Yes!' tweeted the Broncos, along with a photo that captured the moment.

Watson, from Longsight, is seen kneeling, while Stewart, is standing and covering her mouth in shock.

"Just spontaneous," Watson, who has known Stewart since they were 14, told The Associated Press. …

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