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06/23/2016 11:04 am ET

Massive Fart Gets Soccer Player Kicked Out Of Game

"I needed to fart, I had a bad stomach."
Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was kicked out of a soccer game this past weekend because the ref considered his farting to be unsport
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Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was kicked out of a soccer game this past weekend because the ref considered his farting to be unsportsmanlike conduct.

It's hard to tell what stinks most about this story: The soccer player who farted  or the referee that threw him out of the match.

The gassy penalty came during a weekend match with two lower-division Swedish soccer teams.

Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was given a red card and kicked out of the game for "unsportsmanlike behavior" when he farted loud enough for the referee to hear him, according to Goal.com.

Ljungkvist swears he didn't mean anything by his windbreaking.

"I needed to fart, I had a bad stomach," he said, according to the Independent. "So I just farted. Then I received a yellow card and then a red. I was shocked, it's the strangest thing I have ever experienced on a football field."

"I asked the referee: 'What, you can't fart on the field?,' he replied: 'No.'"

Ljungkvist has a theory as to why the ref raised such a stink over a basic bodily function.

"Maybe he thought I farted in my hand and threw it at him, but I did not," he said, according to HuffPost Canada.

The ref in question, Dany Kako, later told the media that Ljungkvist's farting was "deliberate provocation."

"Once, there was a player who stood and peed next to the pitch. I showed him a yellow card, too," Kako said, according to HuffPost Canada.

Ljungkvist's team, Pershagen SK, ended up losing the match 5-2, though his removal probably wouldn't have changed the outcome of the game.

However, the player still has strong feelings about the penalty.

"I think it was a s***ty call," he said, according to Vice Sports. "I can only laugh about it. This has to be unprecedented, surely. I've never heard of anyone who has been sent off for doing a fart."

 

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