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12th Jan 2023

American out to ‘shoot guns and watch college football’ in 2023 shoots self in foot during football match

Jack Peat

Talk about manifestation!

An American who made it her goal to “shoot guns and watch college football” in 2023 accidentally shot herself in the foot during a college football championship.

The extraordinary manifestation – an event brought about by making your wishes for it to happen public – occurred after Blaze’s social media editor, Jessica O’Donnell, tweeted:

“Happy 2023, yall. trust God. spend time with family. don’t give up your rights. shoot guns and watch college football,” at the start of the New Year.

Blaze, an American media company founded in 2018, is frequented by media personalities such as Ben Shapiro, Alex Stein and Texas senator Ted Cruz and is known for its conservative viewpoints.

But even they couldn’t have scripted a story quite as perfect as this one.

After sending out her ‘Happy 2023’ tweet, O’Donnell asked her followers who they would pick in the college football national championship between Georgia and TCU in a sign that she wanted to make good on one of her New Year’s resolutions.

But not contented with ticking one goal off her list, just hours later the social media editor appeared to be tweeting from the hospital after she “shot her ankle”.

People on social media were quick to share their praise for her extraordinary dedication to her New Year’s pledges.

After all, there’s not many of us who can claim to be as committed!–jlrfef0Op4UYg

O’Donnell later tweeted that the story had been misconstrued after it was picked up by The Daily Dot. 

In a follow-up tweet she said the NYE tweet “was a joke” and that she was protecting her dog from a wild animal.

Still, take the win Jess, surely?

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