Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish defended the match official who requested Erling Haaland’s autograph after Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League clash with Manchester City.
Shortly after the final whistle in the first leg of the quarter-finals, assistant referee Octavian Sovre approached the Norway international and secured the striker’s signature.
There has been a wide range of reactions online – some of us seeing the heartwarming side, but others weren’t so welcoming.
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Sky Sports reporter Paul Gilmour took to Twitter to let his followers know that he had asked the Romanian Federation about the incident and was told that the match manager had requested Haaland’s autograph to elicit the fun of an autism center.
In response to this, Grealish retweeted the post and added: ‘I don’t even understand why it’s even a problem if he did it after the game“. Check out the tweet below.
I don’t even understand why it’s even a problem if he did it after the game? ? https://t.co/rWne9FkqNH
– Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) April 7, 2021
Both Grealish and Haaland have been linked with moves to Manchester City in recent weeks, with the Telegraph reporting that the Norwegian has been given priority over the skipper of Villa for financial reasons.
The above article claims that the citizens want to replace Sergio Aguero with a top player, which makes a lot of sense.
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