April 06, 2009

Ungentlemanly Conduct: A referee ordered a penalty to be retaken when an opposition player broke wind as the ball was kicked. Manager for the team with the ... offending ... player was quoted as saying that "this has come at a bad time in the season as we don't have sponsor and we are looking for a new sponsor for next season." May I suggest Beano, sir?

posted by scully to soccer at 09:50 AM - 15 comments


posted by billsaysthis at 12:37 PM on April 06, 2009

I don't see any reason to raise a stink over such activity.

posted by NoMich at 12:48 PM on April 06, 2009

Really? I'd be ripshit.

posted by yerfatma at 12:53 PM on April 06, 2009

Tennis players grunt as they hit shots. Basketball players are known for yelling as they bang into each other in the rebounding action. So now soccer players have found a method of sonic expression to emphasize their actions. The method is somehow appropriate to the game.

No, I'm not really a soccer hater. I just couldn't resist taking the cheap shot.

posted by Howard_T at 02:41 PM on April 06, 2009

I dunno, the whole idea that soccer players would stoop to this level of attempted distraction JUST STINKS.

posted by Debo270 at 02:51 PM on April 06, 2009

A lot of hot air over nothing.

posted by yerfatma at 03:44 PM on April 06, 2009

Give this story time...It'll all BLOW over!

posted by jthorpe611 at 06:47 PM on April 06, 2009

Hah! Methinks a foul wind doth (or did) blow over the hallowed grounds of "The Beautiful Game"...

posted by slackerman at 07:11 PM on April 06, 2009

I suspect that Danny Baker may have a field day with this on the pirate ship tomorrow.

posted by etagloh at 07:42 PM on April 06, 2009

I believe you guys have about covered all the fart jokes. Austin Powers used to get about 3 bad jokes before moving on, so it's time.....

posted by wdminott at 08:12 PM on April 06, 2009

That is hilarious. Player booked for farting.

(I will not stoop to jokes as they're juvenile.)

posted by Drood at 08:53 PM on April 06, 2009

I don't know about you Drood, but it is the threads (and the comments that follow) like these that remind me why I keep coming back to this site.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:37 PM on April 07, 2009

I can't believe I missed this.

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:43 PM on April 07, 2009

Blew right past you?

posted by yerfatma at 08:56 AM on April 08, 2009

Like a howling wind through the mouth of a great cavern.

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:14 AM on April 08, 2009

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