NYPost A bet on a football game between a Florida man and his wife took a dangerous turn when he decided to wear the jersey of the losing team before setting it ablaze — leaving him with second- and third-degree burns, authorities said. Timothy Silyers, 27, of Vero Beach, was rushed to Indian River Medical Center because he agreed to be torched after Sunday’s wild finish between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. Silyers and his wife, Brianna Hook, told deputies at the hospital that the bet was to burn the losing team’s jersey — but Silyers, who said he was drunk at the time, inexplicably decided to wear the Cowboys jersey as it was set on fire after the team’s 35-31 loss to the Packers. “He was set on fire after losing a bet on the Cowboys game … skin was hanging off his arm and back,” one witness told the Sebastian Daily. 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. He was later treated for third-degree burns on his right arm and right hand, as well as second-degree burns to his back. Investigators, meanwhile, aren’t considering filing any charges in connection with the “consensual bet between two people who were admittedly intoxicated,” Lt. Tom Raulen told The Post in a brief interview. “I don’t believe we’ve ever had a case where someone set another person’s jersey on fire as a result of a sporting bet,” Raulen said.
Kids, do not try this at home. A Florida husband is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, and his wife is a huge Green Bay Packers fan, so when the two teams squared off in Dallas last Sunday the couple decided to make it interesting. The fan of the losing team had to burn their prized jersey…wait for it…while wearing the jersey. As you know by now, the Packers beat the Cowboys in a last second comeback, so it was time for the husband to pay up. He burned his jersey while still wearing it, and suffered third degree burns on his arm and hand, as well as second degree burns on his back. Just think, thIs guy’s wife is so lucky that Aaron Rodgers was not able to pull off an incredible and improbable last second comeback win, because this guy was extremely close to setting his wife on fire.
To nobody’s surprise this happened in Florida:
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