June 23, 2016
Sweden Soccer Player Sacked For Farting
Swedish defender Adam Ljungkvist was playing in a match between Jarna’s reserve team and Pershagen SK when he was shown a second yellow card for farting. Initially, the player wasn’t sure why he was being given his marching orders. Ljungkvist told local media his theory that “maybe [the referee] thought I farted in my hand and threw the fart at him. But I did not.” As hilarious as that would have been, the referee simply saw the act of his audible fart as “deliberate provocation” and “inappropriate.” He didn’t even think it was the strangest thing, however, casually comparing it to a time when a player peed next to the field and duly received a yellow card. Seriously, are there no bathrooms in the locker rooms?