A minutes silence for the victims of the Genoa flash flooding last week was controversially
marred by a player's passing of Wind (farting) at the week-end.
During Fiorentina and Chievo's minute silence Fiorentina's Riccardo Montolivo was caught
sniggering during the silence and consequently apologised for his bout of laughter which only
occured after his team-mate Alessandro Gamberini let a ripper during the ceremony, which in my
opinion was totally understandable, so why the controversy?
Before Thursday evening'sCopa Libertadores match between Independiente Santa Fe and Santos was allowed to get underway, a message came over the stadium PA system to announce that a minute's silence was to be observed.
And so, as the two teamslined up and nodded their heads in sombre remembrance, theannouncement blared: "Ladies and gentlemen, please stand up and offer this minute of silence in honour of former Santos player Ricardo Oliveira.