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Erling Haaland "Laughed And Walked Off" After Refusing Shirt Swap With Upset Opponent

Daniel Marland


Erling Haaland "Laughed And Walked Off" After Refusing Shirt Swap With Upset Opponent

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Erling Haaland "laughed and walked off" after refusing to swap shirts with an international opponent.

It has been claimed the Norway international snubbed Gibraltar captain Roy Chipolina back in March following a 3-0 win.

Gibraltar forward Reece Styche has told The Sun no player wanted to swap shirts with Haaland during the return game earlier this month due to his lack of class.

He explained: "None of us wanted Haaland's shirt, so we snubbed him. Last March, our skipper Roy Chipolina asked for Haaland's shirt when we met in Gibraltar.

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Image Credit: PA

"Norway won 3-0 but Haaland never scored, was substituted after an hour and was in a bit of a mood.

"After they'd both done TV interviews, Roy said to him: 'My little boy's a massive fan of yours, do you mind swapping jerseys?'

Haaland just looked at him, laughed and walked off! He can buy a lot of things - but he can't buy class - perhaps the media hype has gone to his head.

"He had the chance to make a little kid's day, month, year, whatever and he said no.

"So no-one wanted his shirt in Oslo. Maybe he kept it to mark his hat-trick or gave it to a Norwegian fan because it was their first home match with supporters after Covid."

Haaland scored a hat-trick as Norway ran out comfortable 5-1 winners on September 7.

Styche scored the consolation for Gibraltar and believes that goal is more important than Haaland's shirt.

He continued: "I don't need Haaland's top as a memento. My goal is down in history and I'll always have the memories stored in my head.

"I remember vividly looking at the screens after 34 minutes and saying out loud: 'Don't let this opportunity pass you by Reece.'

"Five minutes later Haaland made it 3-0, but four minutes after that our press won the ball back and I always knew I was going to dink the goalkeeper to score."

Haaland helped Borussia Dortmund to victory in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, scoring the second in a 2-1 win over Besiktas.

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Image Credit: PA

Jude Bellingham set the 21-year-old up after scoring the opener and their bromance was on display post-match.

Haaland praised the England international after he planted a cheeky kiss on his cheek.

"He was amazing," Haaland begun. "He's 18 - three years younger than me - it's crazy! What can I say?

"He's amazing He is 18-years-old and plays so incredibly well. He is fantastic.

"We fought hard and we did good so I'm happy with the win.

"It was a tough game. That was an important victory. I am very happy with the win.

"I'm a goal-scorer, that's my job. So, I have to score goals."

Topics: Football, Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, Norway

Daniel Marland
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