One San Diego State football fan’s celebration of the Aztecs’ stunning win over Stanford taught him a valuable lesson: don’t jump from the stands.
Matthew Nesbitt, a 25-year-old fan who was ready to storm the field to celebrate the victory, ended up breaking both of his ankles when he jumped from a 19-foot wall in an attempt to get to the field level.
Because we live in the age of social media, video of the incident surfaced online.
If you feel sorry for the fan because of his celebration gone wrong, a GoFundMe account has been set up to help with his medical costs.
“Aside from the bill from the hospital for 2 night of for care and monitoring, our friend Matt will also be looking at 6 weeks of recovery wheelchair-bound. Not to mention, possible surgery and a pricey physical therapy road to recovery. He lives for this team and right now his living will be limited but his passion for The San Diego Aztecs will remain limitless,”the fundraiser reads.
“Whether you feel sorry for him, are proud of him, or just outright support what he did for state, anything will help and go directly to him and his family in their time of need. Thank you.”
Let this be a lesson to all of you: Don’t jump from a 20-foot wall and expect good things to happen — especially when alcohol may or may not be involved.