He continued: “The ref ‘may have thought that I farted in my hand and threw it towards him, but he didn’t say.’
“I was shocked, it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced on a football field,” Adam explained to the paper.
“I asked the referee, ‘what am I not allowed to break wind a little?”
“He replied ‘no’.”
Kristoffer Linde, an opposition striker, said: “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.”
Later Adam told German newspaper Aftonbladet that he had to confront the referee at the end of the match to express his anger, but like a gentleman. He said: “I spoke to the referee afterwards, I was annoyed, but there were no bad words. I just said he was a buffoon.”
Referee Dany Kako said: “I perceived it as deliberate provocation. He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate. Therefore, he received a [second] yellow card.”
The flatulent footballer had been playing left-back for Pershagen SK. His team lost 6-2 apparently because he didn’t fart where he should have, at the right time.
Imagine if he (as a left back) had quietly let the gas hover near the goal post for 90 minutes, scaring opponents away from scoring.