Alf-Inge Haaland caused a scandal in his son Erling's rare goalless appearance in Manchester City's Champions League semi-final at Real Madrid. The former City player had to be escorted out of his VIP box by security forces during the match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-1).
Haaland is said to have messed with the fans of the Royals. According to Spanish media, he threw peanuts at them. On video footage on the net, Haaland can be seen considering the supporters with sneering gestures. Shortly afterwards he is taken away, probably to prevent the situation from escalating.
"Rüdiger eats Haaland"
The audience was "not happy" about how he and his companions celebrated Kevin De Bruyne's equaliser for City (67th), Haaland senior wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Therefore, they should have left the stands.
Haaland junior, mostly guarded by national player Antonio Rüdiger, had a rare weak day in the first leg. "Rüdiger eats Haaland," wrote the Spanish newspaper AS. According to Marca, Haaland was "not present" and received only three points out of a possible ten. His 21 touches and 13 passes were even surpassed by City goalkeeper Ederson.