It’s not unusual for people to cheat on their spouses. It is unusual, however, for people to get caught in a very, very public manner. So when this couple seemingly got caught in an affair during a Major League Baseball game, it quickly went viral on the internet.
The video was posted on Reddit, showing a couple attending a Boston Red Sox game. The Red Sox were playing the Cleveland Indians at an away game in Cleveland. The couple seemed to be out of town, as both were wearing Red Sox gear.
In the video, the couple is seen sitting together, looking comfortable and affectionate as the man had his arm wrapped around the woman’s shoulders. But soon, the cameras caught the seemingly-happy couple and put them up on the Jumbotron. Immediately, their demeanor changed. The man snapped his arm away, while the woman looked away, clearly uncomfortable, fidgeting with a rubber band.
Here is the awkward video of the couple:
Commenters at Reddit had different opinions on what happened, but people quickly assumed that the two were having an affair. Many pointed out that their odd behavior just made the situation seem even more suspicious. “The funny part is once you’ve been seen with the arm on her what does taking it off do except to make you both look even guiltier?” one commenter asked.
Others pointed out that her attire made her look guilty, too. She was wearing her Red Sox hat pulled down low over her face, and she seemed to be the one who noticed the camera on them. When she did, she appeared to tell him to get away from her, mouthing, “Get off.”
“She’s the one who tells him what’s up,” commenter said. “You can read her mouth ever slightly saying ‘get off.’ That’s when he takes his arm off.” “Look at how anxious she looks too,” another person agreed. “People who are calm and not worried don’t do [what] she’s doing with her hands. She looks like she’s worried she’s about to be caught.”
So what was the answer to this mystery?
One commenter, who called himself “sidedude”, chimed in with an explanation. “This is me, the wife and I had no idea we were on TV,” he wrote. “Can’t remember whats happening here although we had a 10/10 date night. Guess my arm needed to go though haha.” People were skeptical, however, so he gave them a picture as proof:
Turns out he wasn’t the sidepiece after all!
I checked on the internet to see why people were so ready to think this was cheating. According to the website: Statistic Brain Research Institute through online and direct response mail.
Marriage Infidelity Statistics Data
Percent of marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional 41 %
Percent of men who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had 57 %
Percentage of women who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had 54 %
Percent of married men who have strayed at least once during their married lives 22 %
Percent of married women who have strayed at least once during their married lives 14 %
Percentage of men and women who admit to having an affair with a co-worker 36 %
Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity on business trips 35%
Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law 17 %
Average length of an affair 2 years
Percentage of marriages that last after an affair has been admitted to or discovered 31 %
Percentage of men who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught 74 %
Percentage of women who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught 68 %
Percent of children who are the product of infidelity 2.5 %