Erling Haaland’s dad reveals why he was escorted away in the Bernabeu after clashing with Real Madrid fans
Alf-Inge Haaland has broken his silence on his clash with Real Madrid fans during Manchester City’s Champions League game at the Bernabeu.
A clip emerged online of the Norwegian, who is the father of City star Erling Haaland, being escorted away from his seat inside an executive box at the stadium on Tuesday night.
Madrid fans can be heard chanting “adios”, among other things, at Haaland as he whips the crowd up.
According to the former City midfielder, he was simply asked to move following his celebrations at Kevin De Bruyne’s equaliser in the semi-final first leg.
“Ok,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning. “Real Madrid were not happy we were celebrating De Bruyne’s goal. Other than than that we had to move because Real Madrid fans [were] not happy with 1-1.”
Me pasan esto del padre de Haaland expulsado de un palco del Bernabéu después de haber estado insultado y tirando comida a la gente del Madrid pic.twitter.com/S8QuOjHzWx
— IAM TÓXICO (@inakiangulo) May 9, 2023
There were even claims in the Spanish media that the hrew peanuts at the supporters, which he has refuted.
Haaland added: “I did not. 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.”
Despite dominating the first half, City fell behind when Real forward Vinicius Jr unleashed a spectacular strike from range in the first half at the Bernabeu.
However, Pep Guardiola’s side dragged themselves back into the tie with a second-half strike from distance by De Bruyne, which sent the two teams back to Manchester for next week’s return leg at 1-1.