UEFA warned the referee that after the assistant asked Erin Haaland to sign on the card during the Dortmund football club’s Manchester City Champions League game, it is unacceptable and unworthy to require players to sign.
After the Manchester tunnel accident on Tuesday night, UEFA chief referee Roberto Rosetti wrote to the referees shortlist. When Dortmund defeated Dortmund 2-1 and retired, the player was dropped. Match.
Rosetti wrote in a letter revealed on the British Sky Sports channel on Wednesday: “UEFA has done the same way as football players to respect you, and you must fulfill your responsibilities: Sport, authority, respect and professionalism.”.
“If you want to be respected in the same way as a player, why do you ask for his signature or jersey? Do they ask you the same reason?” he added. “This is simply unacceptable. It is a matter of dignity. They can’t forget that there are a lot of TV cameras in UEFA matches-they captured everything.”
The media reported in his native Romania that Manchester City’s assistant referee Octavian Sovre asked Haaland to sign the card in order to raise funds for an organization that supports people with autism.