Swedish Footballer Shown Red Card For Farting

Despite an early exit from Euro 2016, Sweden have a lot to be proud of. They were recently named the “world’s most reputable country” and opened one of the world’s first electric roads.

But without Zlatan, who could the country rely on to produce some sort of crazy antics on the football pitch? None other than Adam Lindin Ljungqvist, a full-back for Pershagen SK.

Football is often the butt of jokes due to crowd hooliganism, Oscar-worthy theatrics and general pussyfooting, but this is just flat-out bizarre. Ljungqvist ripped ass during a match between his side and Järna SK’s reserve team, but his fart was so loud and, apparently, “unsportsmanlike,” that he was shown a second yellow and sent off.

Yep, the kid farted and got sent off.

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Here he is ripping ass again

“I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go,” the 25-year-old told 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.”

Järna SK striker Kristoffer Linde told the paper: “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.”

Referee Dany Kako confirmed that Ljungqvist was booked a second time for farting, explaining: “I perceived it as deliberate provocation. He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate. Therefore, he received a yellow card.”

Ljungkvist told Aftonbladet: “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.”

It turns out that this incident wasn’t Kako’s first rodeo with farting on the pitch. “Once there was a player who stood and peed next to the pitch. I showed him a yellow card, too.” he said.

If Ljungqvist actually managed to throw the fart at Kako then the kid should’ve received a medal. That’d be like a hadoken… but with a fart.

[The Guardian]

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