Dad Of Man City Star Erling Haaland Allegedly Removed From Champions League For Inappropriate Behavior

Alfie Haaland

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Manchester City star Erling Haaland has one of the greatest seasons in the history of English club soccer. He’s already smashed the record for the most Premier League goals in a single season with a handful of matches, left in the season.

The center forward starred at Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund before moving to powerhouse Manchester City for around $65 million last summer. Due to his contract status, that was a discounted price, as Erling Haaland would probably sell for more than $200 million on the open market now.

That’s because all the 22-year-old does is score goals. In 47 appearances for Man City this year, considered by many to be the best club in the world, he has an astounding 51 goals. That includes 35 goals in 32 Premier League matches and 12 in nine Champions League matches.

Erling Haaland comes from good genes, too, as his dad, Alfie, was a star at clubs like Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, and Man City. It’s cool to see him now playing in the same club as his dad.

Haaland was bought from Dortmund to win the title that Man City has not won yet, the Champions League. And, Tuesday was a huge match towards doing just that as they headed to Madrid to take on Real Madrid in the first leg of their two-leg Champions League Semifinal. The two sides tied 1-1, but the story out of the game is the alleged behavior of his dad, Alfie.

According to reports, Alfie Haaland was escorted out of the Santiago Bernabéu, home of Real Madrid, for throwing peanuts at opposing fans from his suite.

Here is Alfie Haaland making a less-than-appropriate European gesture at the Madridistas, as well.

It will be interesting to see if this is addressed by UEFA, the governing body of European soccer that oversees the Champions League. The two teams will head to Manchester next Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the Champions League Finals.