A second petition to get Erling Haaland banned from football has been 'started' by one of his Manchester City teammates on social media.
The striker has scored 20 goals already this season, with his latest coming in Wednesday's 5-0 victory over Copenhagen in the Champions League.
Haaland bagged a brace at the Etihad Stadium before being replaced by Julian Alvarez at halftime. The only team he hasn't scored a goal against this term is Bournemouth, with rival supporters already sick of the 22-year-old's breathtaking performances.
Things escalated on Thursday when a petition to stop Haaland from tearing world football apart appeared on Change.org.
"It's just simply not fair," Ten Hag’s Reds! wrote. "We can make a change. Now is the time for us people to act. This robot should not be allowed to carry on in our country."
The petition quickly went viral and at the time of writing, 285 users have signed it. City defender Aymeric Laporte saw it online, immediately deciding to get involved in the fun.
Haaland tweeted a picture of his celebrations against Copenhagen captioned: "Hungry for more."
Spain international Laporte replied to that with his own personal petition. He crossed out 'Premier League' and put 'football' so the petition now reads: "Petition to have Erling Haaland removed from football for being a robot."
Haaland joined City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, inheriting the No.9 shirt from Gabriel Jesus following the Brazilian's move to Arsenal.
The Norway superstar is on course to end the campaign with a whopping 66 goals if he keeps up his current form. Norway didn't qualify for this winter's World Cup either, meaning he'll have a month's rest soon. Frightening.
Prior to City's game in midweek, reports in Spain suggested Haaland had a clause in his contract that would allow him to join Real Madrid for a reduced fee in 2024.
The reigning Premier League champions rebuffed those claims, as did manager Pep Guardiola in his post-match press conference after the win over Copenhagen.
"It is not true", Guardiola stressed.
"He has not got a release clause for Real Madrid or any other team. It is not true, that is all I can say. The rumours, people talk, we cannot control it. Always we must worry about what we can control.
"He adapted really well and I have the feeling that he is incredibly happy here. We will try, with all the people who want to stay here, to make them happy. That is the most important thing.
"In the end, what is going to happen in the future, nobody knows. What is important is that he is settled perfectly here, he is happy and he is incredibly loved by everyone. This is the most important thing."
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