A Swedish footballer was sent off for breaking wind during a match with a referee accusing him of “deliberate provocation” and “unsportsmanlike behavior”.
Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was playing in match between Järna SK’s reserve team and Pershagen SK and received a second yellow card for what has been described as “bizarre circumstances” by local media. “I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go,” the 25-year-old told Länstidningen Södertälje. “Then I received two yellow cards and then red. Yes, I was shocked, it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced in football.
“I asked the referee, ‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’ ‘No,’ he replied … I don’t get it but maybe he thought I far_ted in my hand and threw the far_t at him. But I did not.” Opposition striker Kristoffer Linde told the paper: “I was standing a good distance away but I heard the far_t loud and clear. It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen on a pitch, and I’ve been playing football since I was eight years old.”
The referee explained himself:
“I perceived it as deliberate provocation. He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate. Therefore, he received a yellow card.”
The player said:
“To provoke anyone with a far_t is not particularly smart or normal. It’s nonsense – I just broke wind and got a red card. I spoke to the referee afterwards, I was annoyed, but there were no bad words. I just said he was a buffoon.”
Source : The Citizen