While his son Erling remained pale against Real Madrid, Alf-Inge Haaland provocatively drew the ire of Real fans. He is not insightful.
Madrid – The situation surrounding Kevin de Bruyne's equaliser in the 1-1 draw in the semi-final first leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City was not only a source of controversy on the pitch. Away from the game, things also got hot. Right in the middle of it all and responsible: Alf-Inge Haaland, whose son Erling was exceptionally unable to make an impact for Manchester City. "Alfie" clashed with Real Madrid fans during the game – and exaggerated it with his provocations.
|Alf-Inge Rasdal Haaland|
|Born:||23 November 1972 (aged 50 years), Stavanger, Norway|
|Position:||Right-back, central midfielder|
|Stations as a player:||Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Manchester City|
|End of career:||2002|
Haaland dad Alf-Inge provoked Real fans during Champions League match
Video footage from the audience shows Haaland Senior, who recently also gave insights into the transfer decision-making process surrounding his son Erling, and several companions in a box at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The pictures were presumably taken at several points in the course of the semi-finals.
It shows how Erling Haaland's father, together with a confidant, deliberately provokes the deeper-seated supporters of the "Royals" with sneering gestures and literally asks them to react audibly. The two even seem a little amused and seem to enjoy the heated tempers. The 50-year-old, who once played for City, even insulted a spectator with an arm gesture. Some Real fans loudly reply to the Norwegian "fuera", i.e. "out".
Didn't make any friends at Real: Alf-Inge Haaland, who deliberately raised the fans of the "Royals". © Imago / Shutterstock/ Screenshot: B24PT/Twitter
Erling Haaland's father allegedly threw peanuts at Real Madrid supporters
Presumably after Kevin de Bruyne's 1-1 equaliser in the 67th minute, the situation escalates and the taunts of Erling Haaland's entourage, visibly pleased with the score, take over. In the course of this, Haaland senior is said to have thrown peanuts in the direction of the Madrid audience, according to Spanish media reports.
The video shows how Alf-Inge Haaland and his companions are led out of the box by Madrid security personnel during the match. The supporters of Carlo Ancelotti's team are visibly pleased and occasionally chant "Haaland, tonto!", which in German means something like "Haaland, fool!".
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Haaland dad 'had to leave because Real Madrid fans weren't happy'
The father of the Norwegian star striker has since commented on the incidents himself: "We had to leave because the Real Madrid fans were not happy with the 1-1 draw," the Norwegian wrote on Twitter, denying any guilt.
Nevertheless, he also hopes that the name Haaland will again be used exclusively in a sporting context around the second leg in Manchester next Wednesday. Not only with outstanding performances on the pitch, but also with his hair, his son Erling recently made headlines. (wuc)