The assistant referee who got Erling Haaland’s autograph after the Champions League game with Manchester City on Tuesday has been suspended.
Haaland was unable to get on the scoresheet as Pep Guardiola’s won the first leg of their quarter final with Borussia Dortmund earlier this week.
Haaland’s signature appears to be the most sought after in the world right now and City are expected to try and get it in the summer, with Sergio Aguero leaving the club.
However it wasn’t Guardiola who managed to get the Norwegian’s signature but Romanian assistant referee Octavian Sovre was.
The match official was caught approaching the striker for his autograph for a charity auction.
However, criticisms have since trailed Sovre’s actions, despite him asking in the tunnel after the game and what he probably thought was away from the cameras.
Sovre has now been suspended by the Romanian referee’s committee and he won’t be officiating any games in this weekend’s round of fixtures.
The matches this weekend are the final round of games in the first part of the season, with the top tier splitting into two groups following the 30th game.