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Did you ever have a furtive suspicion that the officials appeared to be actively against your team rather than independent match referees? Well, this clip of a Champions League assistant referee asking for an autograph after a game certainly won’t help your fears

After Tuesday’s game between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund, a Romanian assistant referee was caught asking striker Erling Haaland for an autograph in the tunnel as the two teams made their way to their respective locker rooms The 20-year-old rising star obliged, but not without obvious criticisms

It should be pointed out that Dortmund lost the first leg of this game and one of the most controversial appeals of the game was against the German club Yet even if City won, the unprofessional nature of someone who is actively paid not to be a starstruck fan would still be on display.

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Not only that, but, as Grant Wahl pointed out, the team has now added this ethical violation to a growing list of mistakes.

Thus, the Romanian referee team this Champions League season has now: • been accused of racism & withdrawn from PSG-Basaksehir • had a horribly refereed match today at City-Dortmund • violated the ethical rules and asked Haaland for an autograph today https: // tco / UpIKMbJTkb

Haaland is one of the best rising stars in football right now, with 21 Bundesliga goals and 10 Champions League goals at just 20 years old. Even with his current club struggling in form, one would expect still have him involved in a major transfer this summer

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