Drunken NFL fan sets self ablaze following Cowboys loss to Packers

A man in Vero Beach burns himself after setting his losing jersey on fire

A man in Vero Beach burns himself after setting his losing jersey on fire

After Green Bay's 35-31 win, Silyers set his Dallas jersey ablaze while he was wearing it.

A 27-year-old man was rushed to the Indian River Medical Center after suffering second and third-degree burns after watching the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers game in Vero Beach. He was later treated for third-degree burns on his right arm and right hand, as well as second-degree burns to his back.

Questionable decision: entering into a bet on a regular season National Football League game that requires you to burn your favorite team's jersey, which costs at least $50, if your team loses. The winning fan, made a decision to try and wear a burning Cowboys jersey. What the wife didn't see coming was that her husband would try to put the flaming jersey back on while it was still on fire.

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"He was set on fire after losing a bet on the Cowboys game ... Skin was hanging off his arm and back". But after downing enough beers to blur his judgement, the man tried to put on the burning jersey.

Was this a very stupid thing to do? Then again, this is Florida we're talking about so not much makes sense. Not only did he follow through with the promise to burn his jersey, he took it one step further by draping himself in the flames.

The man, who told deputies he was intoxicated, went outside to incinerate his jersey after the Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers, but he attempted to keep the lit jersey on and was soon burned.

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