The URL of this story – http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/05/football-fart – is matched in greatness only by the content of the article. A referee gave a misconduct warning to a professional soccer player for farting as a player on the other team was taking a penalty shot. From The Guardian:
The official deemed the act "ungentlemanly conduct" and booked the player responsible. However Chorlton Villa, who conceded a goal on the second take, went on to win the match 6-4 against local rivals International Manchester FC at Turn Moss in Stretford, Manchester, last Sunday.