Florida Man Sets Self On Fire After Cowboys Loss

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The Cowboys had the lead in Sunday's game until Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left, lifting Green Bay over Dallas, 35-31, and setting the fiery course of events in motion.

The Cowboy jersey-wearing fan reportedly set himself on fire after wagering with his wife, who was in a Green Bay jersey, that the losing team's shirt would have to be set ablaze.

At the hospital, deputies spoke with a couple who admitted they were watching the National Football League game and agreed to burn the losing team's jersey.


Following the Cowboys loss to the Packers Sunday night, a witness told the Sebastian Daily, the jersey burning happened as a result of a lost bet.

For some reason, a Florida couple decided to make a Packers-Cowboys bet that involved burning the losing team's jersey.

Silyers suffered third-degree burns to his right hand and right arm and second-degree burns to his back. But after downing enough beers to blur his judgement, the man tried to put on the burning jersey.


When his wife's team, the Packers, won the game, the man went outside and lit his jersey on fire.

"He was set on fire after losing a bet on the Cowboys game ..."

Hook and other members of Silyers' family then ripped the jersey off his body and took him to the hospital, according to the incident report obtained by The Post. "Skin was hanging off his arm and back".


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