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Referee Manuel Grafe Swapped Shirts With Erling Haaland After His Final Bundesliga Game

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Referee Manuel Grafe Swapped Shirts With Erling Haaland After His Final Bundesliga Game

Referee Manuel Grafe hilariously swapped shirts with Erling Haaland after officiating his final Bundesliga match on Saturday.

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The Norwegian phenom, who scored twice to surpass 40 goals for the season, spoke with the departing referee before whipping off his shirt.

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Grafe followed suit with him and Haaland exchanging jerseys in a bizarre yet brilliant moment.

The 20-year-old didn't stop there as he posed for pictures with the rest of the officials.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Haaland's remarkable gesture sent social media wild.

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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."

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It's not the first time an official has received some sort of souvenir from Haaland.

Featured Image Credit: Bundesliga

Topics: Football News, Football, Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga

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