While Erling Haaland was struggling to free himself from Antonio Rüdiger during Manchester City's 1-1 draw versus Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night, his father Alf-Inge was having an intense confrontation with Real Madrid fans in the Santiago Bernabéu stands.
Alfie was a guest in one of the stadium's VIP boxes and had several exchanges with Real Madrid supporters, including some caught on camera.
Haaland's father versus Real Madrid fans
One of those exchanges occurred after Kevin de Bruyne scored the equalizer. The images show Haaland's dad standing up from his seat to perform several trolling gestures, from cupping his hands around his ears to an arm move equivalent to a go and f*ck yourself.
Alfie Haaland trolling the Real Madrid fans, before being escorted out of the Bernabeu last night! pic.twitter.com/My13zGAZar— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) May 10, 2023
Reports say he even threw some peanuts toward the fans, but he has denied those accusations.
Eventually, the police and security personnel had to escort Alfie Haaland out of his box to control the uproar.
Alfie Haaland is seen being escorted from the Bernabeu last night, following an altercation with Real Madrid fans during their Champions League semi-final against Man City ⚽ pic.twitter.com/NSrsKDWyzc— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 10, 2023
Hours later, Alfie Haaland explained what happened using his Twitter account. "We had some good banter with Madrid fans. They were not happy when City scored. Typical," he said. "Then we had to move 50 meters away. Nothing more."
Ok. 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 meters away. Nothing more. All happy. Well nearly… https://t.co/tOQPToxEKN— Alfie Haaland (@alfiehaaland) May 10, 2023
The semifinal's second leg will be played at the Etihad Stadium next Wednesday, May 17.