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Linesman who sought BVB star Haaland's autograph for charity now suspended

The linesman who asked Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland to sign his yellow and red cards this week has been suspended.

Octavian Sovre was seen asking the Borussia Dortmund star for his autograph in the Champions League quarter-final clash at Manchester City.

It's been reported that Sovre has collected star players' autographs over recent years for an autism charity to auction off.

Sport.ro says the Romanian Referee's Committee have temporarily suspended him from officiating in top-flight matches.

Haaland had left the the field before Sovre approached him in the Etihad tunnel, with the Dortmund star signing the cards.

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