A referee’s assistant should not be asking a player for autographs after a match in the tunnel as happened with Haaland.
UEFA won’t want to see this surely pic.twitter.com/nA94n3k27W
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) April 6, 2021
Assistant referee Octavian Sovre asked Erling Haaland for his autograph in the tunnel at the Etihad after Man City’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Pep Guardiola’s side triumphed narrowly in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg game, with Phil Foden’s 90th minute winner giving them the edge it the tie.
Foden and Haaland having a chat.
Nothing to see here 👀 pic.twitter.com/sOGsS4tiho
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 6, 2021
But there was controversy afterwards as Romanian linesman Sovre sought out Dortmund’s star striker Haaland, scorer of 33 goals in as many games this season.
The Norwegian goal machine has recently been linked heavily with Man City, where his father Alf-Inge Håland spent three years as a player between 2000 and 2003.