ERLING HAALAND was less than impressed when asked about his jersey at half-time.
As he left the pitch at the Etihad Stadium with Manchester City leading 2-0 against BSC Young Boys, the Norwegian was approached by defender Mohamed Ali Camara.
With cameras following their every move, the 26-year-old Young Boys captain asked Haaland for his jersey as they approached the tunnel.
Haaland was heard replying: “We can’t do that,” but when Camara persisted, the 23-year-old gave up his shirt.
Camara then patted Haaland on the shoulder as they walked to the changing rooms.
Fans were divided over the move and took to X, formerly known as Twiter, to discuss the incident.
One such fan said: “Ridiculous!!! End of the game yes, but at halftime????”
Another agreed, saying: “A player should focus on the game and not that if you ask me.”
For comparison, one added: “Why not, if I were in the Young Boys I would do it too.
While a fourth wrote: “No time to wait. Grab every opportunity you have.”
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In the second half, Haaland added his second goal of the night in the 51st minute with a wonderful shot across goal, beating the outstretched Anthony Racioppi in the Young Boys goal.
When the game appeared to be decided 3-0, he was quickly dragged along Kyle Walker in the 61st minute.
Norwegian midfielder Oscar Bobb and Englishman Kalvin Phillips were brought in to replace the duo.
City finished the game 3-0 to book a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, having won all four group games so far.
The next team to have the opportunity to swap shirts with Haaland will be Chelsea, who face the Cityzens at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side will hope to use the opportunity to move ahead of second-placed Tottenham, who lost both Micky Van De Ven and James Maddison to injury in Monday’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea.
Spurs will also be without Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie, who were both sent off in the manic game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.