Erling Haaland’s father, Alfe-Inge Haaland, has broken his silence on his faceoff with Real Madrid fans during the club’s Champions League clash against Manchester City, MySportDab reports.
Alfe-Inge Haaland fell on the spotlights when he was seen being escorted out of the corporate box during game.
Spanish journalist Inako shared a video footage of security officials forcing him off the stands which sparked reactions among football fans.
Inako said Alfe-Inge Haaland was escorted out of the stand because he clashed and insulted Real Madrid fans.
According to him, Alfe-Inge Haaland threw peanuts at Real Madrid fans after Manchester City equalise the game courtesy of Kevin De Bruyne’s thunderbolt.
Real Madrid fans could be heard aiming chants at Alfe-Inge Haaland following the incident.
As the fans continue to rage with Alfe-Inge Haaland, the former Manchester City player tend to cup his ears in disregard before security officials cordoned him off the stands.
Now, reacting to the incident after the match, Alfe-Inge has taken to his Twitter account to clarify what happened.
“Okay, Real Madrid was not happy we were celebrating Kevin De Bruyne’s goal.
Other than that, we had to move because Real Madrid fans [were] not happy with 1-1.” He later added: “Okay. I did not [throw peanuts].
“Not true. We had some good banter with Madrid fans. They were not happy when City scored. Typical. Then we had to move 50 metres away. Nothing more. All happy. Well nearly…”
Manchester City salvage a draw to go into the second leg with a balanced advantage but Erling Haaland could not add to his 51 goals tally.
The two sides will meet at Etihad next for the second leg to determine who qualifies for the final.