ERBIL - German football player Max Bennet Kruse proposed to his Kurdish girlfriend on live TV after his country's team beat Saudi Arabia 3-2 in the Tokyo Olympics.
Kruse, 33, took off his t-shirt during the broadcast and revealed a Kurdish text on his undershirt that read: "I love you, would you like to marry me?"
"This is not the German language; you will not understand [it]," the German football player explained to the reporter.
"It has been a few months we have been together this last year, and it was a beautiful time. I am not with you now (Dilan), but, as obligated, I am taking out this ring, and I hope you can read this," he added as pointing at his shirt with the Kurdish text.
"I love you and hope you will be my wife... Lovely greetings to Germany."
Dilan, said to be his girlfriend, reportedly said "Erê," meaning yes in Kurdish.