Alfie Haaland: I was only doing Hulk Hogan impressions
Alfie Haaland says he was escorted from his seat during the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Bernabeu because Real Madrid fans were ‘not happy’ with his impression of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.
A video on social media appears to show the Norwegian taunting the home fans with the Hulkster’s signature ‘cupping the ear’ routine before being removed from his VIP box.
Erling Haaland’s Dad was also accused of ripping his t-shirt from his chest and flexing his muscles in a series of poses.
— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) May 9, 2023
Discussing the situation with his 77k followers, Haaland Snr tweeted: “OK. RM was not happy because I was doing Hulk Hogan impressions.
“Clearly they do not recognise Hulkamania as the most powerful force in the universe.
“Perhaps they believe in an inferior force such as Macho Madness?
“But let me ask you this Madridistas. Whatcha gonna do brothers, when these 24″ pythons and Hulkamania run wild on you?!”
Addressing claims his expulsion had nothing to do with the six-time WWE champion, Haaland said: “We had to move because RM fans were not happy with the Real American.
Meanwhile, with Manchester City’s treble dream on track, manager Pep Guardiola has promised fans an overthinking masterclass for next Wednesday’s home tie against Madrid.
“The perfect opportunity for a false nine, no?” the Spaniard told Paddy Power News. “I could bench Kevin De Bruyne or play him at left back? Carlo wouldn’t see that one coming, eh?
“Maybe I’ll stick big Erling in goal next Wednesday? He’d definitely touch the ball more times than he did during the first leg.
“And if we get dumped out in the semis again, sure another few hundred million in the summer and we’ll be back again next season.”
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