Darts players accused of laying "rotten egg smells" to put off opponent
This is a new one.
Let's get the cards on the table - never has any of us ever come across an accusation of farting to gain an advantage in sport. Never. But there is a first time for everything.
Gamesmanship takes many forms, it seems.
In football, there's shirt-pulling, simulation, a wall edging forward to defend a free kick. That sort of thing.
In cricket, sportsmanship is sacrosanct, but there is always room for sledging: hammering away in the batsman's ear to put him off his shot.
And in darts?
There's all sorts you can do to get an advantage but Gary Anderson and Wesley Harms have had to deny accusations of farting to intentionally leave off-putting 'rotten egg smells'.
Two-time Scottish world champion Anderson, 47, won Friday's Grand Slam match 10-2 to progress to the quarter-finals, but Dutchman Harms, 34, was quick to explain his sub-par performance by accusing Anderson of leaving a "fragrant smell".
He told Dutch TV station RTL7L: "It'll take me two nights to lose this smell from my nose."
Anderson reacted as if he had been accused of war crimes.
"If the boy thinks I've farted he's 1010% wrong. I swear on my children's lives that it was not my fault," he said.
"I had a bad stomach once on stage before and admitted it. So I'm not going to lie about farting on stage.
"Every time I walked past there was a waft of rotten eggs so that's why I was thinking it was him.
"It was bad. It was a stink, then he started to play better and I thought he must have needed to get some wind out.
"If somebody has done that they need to see a doctor. Seemingly he says it was me but I would admit it."
We may never get to the bottom of this mystery, but one thing is for certain: never accuse Gary Anderson of farting unless you have concrete evidence. He doesn't take kindly to it.