Swedish footballer has been sent off for breaking wind during a match.
Järna SK defender Adam Lindin Ljungkvis was surprised to receive a second caution from referee Dany Kako in a reserve game with Pershagen SK.
“I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go,” the 25-year-old told Swedish newspaper 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 farted in my hand and threw the fart at him. But I did not.
“To provoke anyone with a fart 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.”
Kako explained his decision: “I perceived it as deliberate provocation. He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate. Therefore, he received a yellow card.”