Why did Erling Haaland throw a fit after the match against Tottenham?
The Norwegian striker went ballistic after referee Simon Hooper reneged on a vital call late in the game's final minutes against Tottenham yesterday. Hooper motioned to play on after Haaland took a foul, prompting him to pass up to Jack Grealish in a goal-scoring opportunity. But that's precisely when Hooper blew the whistle.
Watch the Hooper incident:
Let's say Haaland let Cooper have an earful and tweeted “wtf” after the match. Lo Celso also shoulder-barged Haaland on the way out, which didn't help calm Haaland down. Twitter/X users promptly follow up with some epic memes. Here are some of our favorites:
This you? pic.twitter.com/oQDhZq9o56— Arsenal (@AFCannon_1886) December 3, 2023
“It's normal,” said the City boss Pep Guardiola regarding Haaland's outburst after the match.
“His reaction was the same for 10 players. The rules are you cannot talk with the referees or fourth officials, so we should have had 10 players sent off today.
“He's a little bit disappointed. Even the referee — if he played for Man City today he would be disappointed for that action, that's for sure.”