The head of security at the Norwegian club where Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland was bounced out has lifted the lid on the incident.

Christopher Naesheim, manager of PSS Securitas, has revealed that the attention he was receiving prohibited social distancing guidelines.

He told Bild: “Erling was not drunk. He was cooperative and showed complete understanding of the situation after having a conversation outside.

“Because of the current Covid-19 regulations, security personnel were aware of the crowd around Erling Braut Haaland.

“They knew that fans would not stop crowding around him, asking for photos and talking to him.

“In the end, the pressure became so great that we had to ask him to go.”

Haaland’s father Alfe-Inge made light of the situation by saying: “Come on Erling, back to work. Big city nightlife is not for you.”