Young Boys captain slammed for running over to Erling Haaland to get his shirt at half time

Young Boys’ captain rushed to Erling Haaland for his shirt during halftime in their Champions League loss at Manchester City.

At the Etihad Stadium, City destroyed the Swiss team 3-0 thanks to two goals from Erling Haaland and a skillful finish from Phil Foden. This victory guarantees their spot in the Champions League’s round of 16.

At the break, Young Boys defender Mohamed Ali Camara was eager to receive his souvenir from the journey to the Etihad Stadium, even though the game was not yet completed and City was leading 2-0.

Camara was seen sprinting over to City star  when the referee sounded the whistle to signal the conclusion of the first half.

After that, Camara wanted to see the top scorer’s shirt, and the 23 yr old  gladly gave it to him, giving the 26-year-old the one he had on during the first half.

According to audio from the event that was subsequently made public, the Norwegian told Camara, “You cannot do this.” It’s unclear, though, if this had anything to do with the shirt  exchange.

Ally McCoist of talkSPORT was not amused by Camara’s plea to Haaland.  “100 per cent not having it. Is that clear?” he told broadcaster TNT Sports.

“That is embarrassing. Not having it at all, mate. Not having at all.”

Ally was further questioned if his sentiments had changed by talkSPORT Breakfast anchor Alan Brazil on Wednesday morning.

“It’s a nonsense,” he replied.

“I don’t have a problem with players swapping jersey’s at the end of the game and I’ve done it many times. That’s the correct etiquette.

“I’ve seen it done myself. [Paul] Gascoigne did it but it was a completely different issue. It was the Scotland/England game at Euro 96 and I’d asked him a few weeks before for his top for one of my boys.

“I didn’t realise Stuart McCall had already asked, so at half-time, it was 0-0, he ran up behind [McCall], took his top off and threw it at him and carried on running into the England dressing room and that was it. Then, at the end of the game I got his second half one, so I think that’s acceptable.”

When Haaland’s second goal of the game, a rocket from outside the area, sailed in for City’s third and final goal of the evening, Camara was then visible on his backside in Manchester during the second half

Young Boys manager Raphael Wicky also seemed unimpressed and vowed to talk with his player about the incident. “I didn’t see that, that’s news to me. I’m a little bit surprised about that right now. On the other hand I don’t think it has anything to do with the game, but I’ll have a word with him. Maybe Erling asked him,” he said. “At the end of the day I don’t think this has anything to do with the performance but I will have a word with the player.”

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