The drive to bring good manners back to football has reached new heights after a referee issued a yellow card to a player for "breaking wind" as a penalty was being taken.This is crazy. Everyone knows that if you want to distract someone right before a big shot, whether it's a free throw in hoops or an important putt, you yell "Noonan" loudly at the last second. What, soccer players haven't seen Caddyshack?
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. (Guardian)