Cowboys fan suffers severe burns after donning burning jersey
A Dallas Cowboys fan suffered severe burns after setting his jersey on fire and then attempting to wear it following Sunday’s tough loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The jersey was set afire in the first place over a wager between the 27-year-old man and his wife, a Packers fan, according to police at the scene who interviewed the couple. The bet involved an agreement to set the losing team’s jersey on fire. It’s unclear exactly why the man elected to try to wear his Cowboys jersey after setting it ablaze, although he did admit to police he was intoxicated, which sadly explains the situation quite well.
Family members removed the burning jersey before taking the man to the hospital, where he was treated for third-degree burns on his right arm and right hand and second-degree burns to his back, according to a report from the Sebastian Daily.
The Cowboys led the Packers 31-28 with a little over a minute remaining following a touchdown run by Dak Prescott. But the time allowed proved to be more than sufficient for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who engineered a game-winning drive in the waning moments of the game, culminating with a touchdown pass to Davante Adams for the 35-31 victory.
Following the devastating loss, the man went outside and set the jersey on fire. And then things quickly got out of hand, to put it mildly.
“He was set on fire after losing a bet on the Cowboys game,” a witness said. “… Skin was hanging off his arm and back.”