Yellow card for farting during penalty

   Yellow card for farting during penalty 

APRIL 6 – 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.


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.

Ian Treadwell, manager of Chorlton Villa for the past eight years, said his team had learnt lessons from the game in which three players were dismissed and two were booked.

“The other player had the penalty saved because it was a bad penalty it was nothing to do with any noise. Not one of their team remonstrated with the referee when the first penalty was taken.

“They were as shocked as we were as to why. We are waiting for the Football Association to contact us after they have received the report.”

Treadwell added that his players’ behaviour was “normally exemplary”.

“We are not a dirty team and we like to play football. While I won’t condone the actions of the players, it is an emotive game and some of the players were sent off for entering into conversation with the referee.

“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.”

Pauline Riley, secretary and treasurer of International Manchester FC, said: “Both teams are very friendly. There’s no animosity. It was just hilarious.” – Guardian


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New Nato chief pledges conciliation with Muslims

   New Nato chief pledges conciliation with Muslims 


ISTANBUL, April 6 — Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today he would pay close attention to religious sensibilities in his new role as Nato chief in comments aimed at allaying Muslim concern at his appointment. Continue reading

TIME:Updating the Mosque for the 21st Century

The whole world is a mosque, the Prophet Muhammad once said. With pious intent, a faithful Muslim can conjure a mosque almost anywhere, transforming a desert sand dune, airport departure lounge or city pavement into a sacred space simply by stopping to pray. The first mosque was Muhammad’s mud-brick house in Medina, where a portico of palm-tree branches provided shade for prayer and theological discussion. As the young religion spread, Arabs — and later Asians and Africans — developed their own ideas of what made a building a mosque. But that innovative spirit has slowed in recent decades, leaving most Islamic skylines dominated by the dome-and-minaret design that first appeared centuries ago.

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