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In Sweden, playing while having a bad stomach can be considered as being unsportsmanlike in the game of soccer.
A report by The Guardian reveal that SK defender Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, 25, was given a red card and sent out of a match against Järna SK’s reserve team after the referee determined that his fart was “deliberate provocation” and “unsportsmanlike behavior.”
“I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go,” Ljungkvist said. “Then I received two yellow cards and then red. Yes, I was shocked, it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced in football.”
Kristoffer Linde, who was playing on the opposite team of Ljungkvist, also admitted to the bizarre nature of the call but said he was able to hear the fart from his position on the field.
“I was standing a good distance away but I heard the fart loud and clear,” Linde said. “It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen on a pitch, and I’ve been playing football since I was eight years old.”