NY Post– 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. He was later treated for third-degree burns on his right arm and right hand, as well as second-degree burns to his back.
Any story that states out with “A Florida man”, you just know it’s going to be even more insane than the last story. This dude sets himself on fire simply to make a point. How insanely stupid are you for lighting yourself on fire? Seriously. How angry do you have to be at your team to set yourself on fire is what I want to know. Even after 2007 and losing that Super Bowl, I had zero desire to set myself on fire, punch a hole in a wall, maybe, but never set myself on fire to make a point. That’s for people that do bath salts and that Miami coach that just quit. The only shame about this story is that he didn’t get it on video, or his wife.