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Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by ogbiwa: 8:19am On Apr 07
Erling Braut Haaland has become such a superstar, even match officials appear to want his autograph.

After Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg, one of the Romanian assistant referees followed Haaland down the tunnel at Etihad Stadium, with his flag under his arm, and appeared to get him to sign a red and yellow card he produced from his top pocket.


"You shouldn't be [doing that] anyway," said BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves. "The officials had a job to do and a difficult first half. They got a lot of things wrong. You can be a fan but you can't do that in front of other players - it doesn't look right."

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola - who wants to sign Haaland - seemed less fussed.

"Maybe he's a fan of Haaland," said Guardiola. "Maybe it was for his son or daughter.

"I've never seen it before, but the referee and the linesman were correct, they did a good job. That's all."

Referee Ovidiu Hategan and his team were involved in two controversial incidents in the first half, most notably the decision to disallow a Jude Bellingham goal.

The English teenager thought he had equalised for Dortmund as he beat Ederson to a through ball and tapped into an empty net, but the official blew for a foul on the goalkeeper and booked Bellingham.

Replays indicated it was not a foul but since play had stopped after the whistle was blown, it was not overturned by the video assistant referee.

Bellingham said: "I definitely think I won the ball fairly. It's a bit frustrating in a time when they've got so many cameras watching the game that they don't wait for me to put the ball in the net and then check it."

Officials also awarded City a soft penalty, mistakenly deciding Emre Can had caught Rodri - but that was overturned by the VAR.

Phil Foden's late winner gave City a 2-1 win. Kevin de Bruyne had put the runaway Premier League leaders ahead but Haaland set up Marco Reus for an equaliser.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56657945

Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by DesignAndBuild: 8:20am On Apr 07
See the joy on the linesman's face. He'll be like: when this one becomes the next Ronaldo at least I'll have something to show my kids. Though what he did is against the ethics of the game. Meanwhile that Dortmund goal that was cancelled by the ref is criminal

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Bornsinner7: 8:24am On Apr 07
Potential world best

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by paulolee(m): 8:27am On Apr 07
its needed...haaland is d next big star in football....too bad dt those Dortmund defense keeps failing n frustrating his hardworks..
the most important thing is dt he left a huge smile on d face of the lineman and dts soo adorable..
remember when I met Lionel messi back then when he jus started in 2008, I just waved and hailed him n he replied...you guys wont believe because I wasnt sharp enough to ask for his autograph..
wont make dt mistake again if I get to see mbappe or this haaland in my dream this time...

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by paulolee(m): 8:31am On Apr 07
DesignAndBuild:
See the joy on the linesman's face. He'll be like: when this one becomes the next Ronaldo at least I'll have something to show my kids. Though what he did is against the ethics of the game. Meanwhile that Dortmund goal that was cancelled by the ref is criminal
I see nothing wrong here and I dnt know it its against the ethics of the game but it can be pardoned since its done off the pitch..
av seen refree do worst even on the pitch, they was this el classico game during msn regime dt was about to start, neyma approach to greet the refree n the ref ended up kissing neyma on his forehead and he still officiated a clean game. its all about professionalism..
or is it mike dean dt controversially celebrated a spurs goal dt year n was giving excuses when we all knew dt his ticket was about to cut...

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Nbotee(m): 8:33am On Apr 07
It's probably for one of his kids

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by DesignAndBuild: 8:36am On Apr 07
paulolee:

I see nothing wrong here and I dnt know it its against the ethics of the game but it can be pardoned since its done off the pitch..
av seen refree do worst even on the pitch, they was this el classico game dt was about to start, neyma approach to greet the refree n the ref ended up kissing neyma on his forehead and he still officiated a clean game. its all about professionalism..

Kissing in Europe is a form of greeting bro. It's not same as asking for autograph. You only ask for autograph of someone you're a fan of, which is wrong to be a fan of someone you're officiating cos your impartiality towards that person or group is called into question. And even if it's for his kids, he should've found a more discreet way of getting it privately. The image of a player signing anything for a match official sends the wrong message.

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Ifesinachi22(m): 8:43am On Apr 07
The era of Messi and Ronaldo dominating the football World is gradually coming to ab end.

Haaland and Mbape are the next GOAT

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 9:12am On Apr 07
He is left handed

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Coronavirus84: 10:38am On Apr 07
There is nothing wrong with what the referee did last night, after all its after the game and more so Dortmund have a clean clear goal and was disallowed by wring officiating last night

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Splendor4(m): 10:38am On Apr 07
what's controversial here.. they just wan make News sha

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Militant30: 10:39am On Apr 07
If Buhari didn't watch the game then the Linesman is free to do but if he did, the match should be cancel immediately.










nansense

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by sofeo(m): 10:39am On Apr 07
Ok.
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by brownemmanuel43(m): 10:39am On Apr 07
The hyping is becoming something else. They should allow this guy to concentrate na. Let it not be seasonal player, bcs their are players that only last like 4-5 years while only few last till their old age

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by pickatyou1: 10:39am On Apr 07
Ifesinachi22:
The era of Messi and Ronaldo dominating the football World is gradually coming to ab end.

Haaland and Mbape are the next GOAT

You forgot to add rashford.

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by ogeenanthony(m): 10:39am On Apr 07
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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by opalu: 10:40am On Apr 07
Lolz
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by oluwaseyi0: 10:40am On Apr 07
The game had already ended, Dortmund even lose ser
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by RichDad1(m): 10:40am On Apr 07
When you’re big, you’re big.
Welcome home to Stamford Bridge next season. cheesy

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by lagusboyyy(m): 10:41am On Apr 07
Lol..

That man is a great fan, he couldn't even hide his excitement in getting the autograph.

Maybe he has even boasted, promised or bet at home that he would get Haaland autograph.

I just pray, that act won't cost him, the job, because oyinbo people too dey carry small issue for head.

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Reezquort: 10:41am On Apr 07
Star boy
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by alizma: 10:41am On Apr 07
The man is seeing tomorrow
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by crossfm: 10:41am On Apr 07
When you are big you,are big.
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Vlibray: 10:42am On Apr 07
DesignAndBuild:
See the joy on the linesman's face. He'll be like: when this one becomes the next Ronaldo at least I'll have something to show my kids. Though what he did is against the ethics of the game. Meanwhile that Dortmund goal that was cancelled by the ref is criminal
Pele ooo
What’s wrong with what he did ?
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Earthquakes: 10:42am On Apr 07
Linesman is also human, he can be Ronaldo or Messi or anyone fan as long as he doesn't let emotion affects his job am fine..

However, it could be for his kid or a fan that cannot reach halaand

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by Karleb(m): 10:42am On Apr 07
It's not professional.
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by The5DME(m): 10:43am On Apr 07
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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by inumidun2010(m): 10:43am On Apr 07
One of the EASIEST CURE for ENVY and JEALOUSY... If you ADMIRE SOMEONE and SOMETHING, Openly show it and you'll be RELIEVED.. The Referee admired the BALLER and he showed it...
If someone hates you without cause, There's something they admire about you but they Dont have it..

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Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by MrNipplesLover(m): 10:44am On Apr 07
Over hyping go kill this guy's shine ooh.

Wetin dey happen gan? undecided
Re: Controversy As Linesman Asks Haaland For Autograph After Man City Game by blazepascal(m): 10:45am On Apr 07
Halland na baller

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