The football fratenity has seen another twist to match officiating as a footballer in Sweden was shown a red card for farting in a game.
Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was accused by the match referee for ‘deliberate provocation’ and ‘unsportsmanlike behaviour’ in a game involving Järna SK’s reserves and Pershagen SK reserves.
Lindin who was playing at left back for Järna SK’s reserves were shown a second yellow card for farting in what the Swedish media has described as ‘bizarre’.
When asked after the game by Länstidningen Södertälje, a Swedish newspaper why he did that, Lindin was quick to say;
“I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go”.
“Then I received two yellow cards and then red. Yes, I was shocked, it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced in football”, he continued.
He added; “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”.
Pershagen SK attacker, Kristoffer Linde who said was some distance away but heard the sound indicated to the newspaper saying “I was standing a good distance away but I heard the fart 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 match official Dany Kako was not to be left out as he was quizzed why he handed the red card.
He confirmed that he shown the red card indicating that;
‘I perceived it as deliberate provocation. He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate. Therefore, he received a yellow card and that led to his sending off”.
He also reiterated that this was not the first time seeing it saying; “Once there was a player who stood and peed next to the pitch. I showed him a yellow card, too”.
When Lindin was asked if he did it deliberately, he was surprised saying; “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”.