Assistant Refree Faces Sanction After He Asked For Haaland’s Autograph In The UCL Q-Final Match

  • Manchester City started their Uefa Champions League quarter final first leg on a good note
  • They have a slim advantage to the next round after defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Manchester 

After the game, a footage showed one of the Romanian officials in charge of the Champions League quarter final game between City and Dortmund, approached Erling Haaland in the tunnel after the game to get him to sign his yellow card, of which the Norway international obliged.

According to UEFA’s etiques and code of conduct, it is not a regular protocol for match officials to ask players for autographs after games,  EKO HOT BLOG gathered.

UEFA may respond to the incident if they deem it fit, but City boss Pep Guardiola in a post match news conference had no problem with the referee’s request.

Since it’s against the code of conduct of UEFA,  the Romanian Referee is reportedly set to be fined and sanctioned for disciplinary measures, as further actions might bring the game to disrepute.


Assistant Refree Faces Sanction After He Asked For Haaland's Autograph In The UCL Q-Final Match


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