SIR Chris Hoy has been accused of doing “nuclear” farts by his long-suffering wife.
The six-time Olympic cyclist was publicly shamed on twitter by Sarra Hoy, who said that living with him was like being at a “farty party”.
The revelation came about during a Twitter conversation about protein powder.
Sir Chris sent a message to his 670,000 followers, promoting a brand of high-quality powder.
A fan replied with the question: “But does it give you protein farts, Hoy?”
Sir Chris instructed the woman to ask his wife, saying: “You’ll need to ask @sarrahoy for an objective opinion, but I’d say no worse than normal! :-)”
He went on to add: “I like to think it’s my body thanking me for the nice nutrition by blowing me a kiss.”
But he may regret the decision to involve his other half.
Lawyer Sarra wrote back: “I agree with ‘no worse than normal’, with normal being ‘Nuclear’ on your PF chart. #fartyparty”
The innocent fan replied: “OK good to know. Thanks for clarifying the level of severity!”
It is not the first time Sarra has poked fun at her husband for his rear-end.
Last year, she shared a picture of Sir Chris sat alone at an event surrounded by empty chairs, with the caption: “Did you fart or something?”
Protein farts are common amongst gym-goers and athletes who drink enhanced shakes.
When a person ingests high levels of protein, the stomach tends to disgorge its contents into the large intestine at a faster rate.
As a result, the enzymes in your stomach have less time to digest food, leaving it to the intestinal bacteria to finish the job.
Unfortunately, this produces a much higher amount of gas – which can only be expelled as a fart.