01/03/2012 02:21 pm ET Updated Jan 03, 2012

UCLA Mistletoe Cam: A Botched Christmastime Proposal (VIDEO)

Kissing under the mistletoe is a long-standing holiday tradition, but proposing to your girlfriend on the UCLA Mistletoe Cam is not.

A few days before Christmas, A UCLA basketball fan decided to pop the question to his girlfriend in front of the entire stadium. As it turns out, the only thing more embarrassing than being proposed to in public is being turned down in front of 10,000 sports fans.

LA Times sports reporter Baxter Holmes tweeted, "Some people are asking me if that runaway proposal was staged. I just asked. A UCLA spokesman said it wasn't." Christy Gill replied, "Sitting behind them. Quite awkward!"

Here's hoping that the botched proposer's 2012 is a little bit better!