A retired bus driver who describes himself as "an old fart" has received a written request from the social club at which he drinks to step outside when he passes gas, the Telegraph reports.

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Maurice Fox, 77, received the formal request from the Kirkham Street Sports and Social Club in England amid claims his flatulence was "disgusting" other customers.

"I do get a bit windy — I am an old fart now," he said.

According to the letter: "After several complaints regarding your continual breaking of wind (farting) while in the club, would you please consider that your actions are considered disgusting to fellow members and visitors."

Fox said he had tried switching from cider to bitter in hopes of alleviating his gas but said the 6 pints of Bass he drinks a day still leave him feeling windy.