Farts. They’re a consequence of having working bowels, and they’re also very funny.
A Swedish footballer was sent off for “unsportsmanlike behaviour” for farting during a match, with the referee also accusing him of “deliberate provocation”.
Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, a left-back for Pershagen SK, was sent off during a recent match against Järna SK’s reserve team for doing the farts.
“I needed to fart, I had a bad stomach, so I just let go,” he told Swedish newspaper Länstidningen Södertälje. “Then I received two yellow cards and then a red. Yes, I was shocked, it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced in football.
“Getting this second yellow for that fart, I cannot believe it. And people who were there say it’s the craziest thing they’ve ever seen.
“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 farted in my hand and threw the fart at him. But I did not.”
Referee Dany Kako certainly believes it was an intentional fart.
“I perceived it as a provocation against another player,” he said. “He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate behaviour. Therefore, he received a yellow card.”
As reported by Aftonbladet, Sweden’s biggest newspaper.
Ljungkvist told Swedish paper Aftonbladet that he thought the judgement was “crappy”, and we swear we are not making this up.
“I think it was a crappy judgement. Now I just laugh about it. There is no one else who has heard of this before, I’ve never heard of anyone who has been sent off for farting.
“He [the referee] said something about me being a spray-maker. There was no such thing. I said he was a buffoon.”
Opposition striker Kristopher Linde said it was the strangest thing he’d ever seen.
“I was standing a good distance away but I heard the fart loud and clear,” he said. “It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen on a pitch, and I’ve been playing football since I was eight years old.”
As a final word, Ljungkvist thought the whole thing was utterly unjust.
“I added just a fart and I got the red card,” he said, which PEDESTRIAN.TV‘s resident Swede told us means Ljungkvist thought the whole thing was out of order for just a “cracker” of a fart. Like the sound lightning makes. Crack.