The Norwegian phenom, who scored twice to surpass 40 goals for the season, spoke with the departing referee before whipping off his shirt.
Grafe followed suit with him and Haaland exchanging jerseys in a bizarre yet brilliant moment.
Referee Manuel Gräfe swapped shirts with Erling Haaland after his final Bundesliga match :joy:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 22, 2021
Brilliant moment! pic.twitter.com/6tZL3Psj0z
The 20-year-old didn't stop there as he posed for pictures with the rest of the officials.
Haaland's remarkable gesture sent social media wild.
Haaland really jersey swapped with a ref, this man is a menace :skull: pic.twitter.com/IQPLjUPQtp- alex (@AlexIactaEst) May 22, 2021
The ref swapped shirts with Haaland :joy:- selena rivera (@FutbolSelena) May 22, 2021
Great to watch Haaland and the referee Manuel Grafe, exchange shirts after today's game. Manuel officiated his last game.- Uche (@leouzzi) May 22, 2021
One tweeted: "You can see how highly the players rate him and respect him with this gesture."
A second wrote: "Great to see and shows referees can be supporters but still do a professional job."
A third joked: "Messi and Ronaldo will want Mike Dean's shirt when they both retire."
"Penalty given to Borussia Dortmund!" :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/RzeguhNwBn- DFB-POKAL CHAMPIONS 2021 (@BlackYellow) May 22, 2021
It's not the first time an official has received some sort of souvenir from Haaland.
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