In the match between Manchester City and Sheffield United, a Fan named Terry Flanagan flew from the stands, jumped on Erling Haaland, and kissed him after the striker scored a header from a Jack Grealish’s cross.
It was revealed that the fan who jumped on the Norwegian striker was a former world champion boxer.
The striker endured a frustrating start against newly promoted Sheffield United.
He missed a penalty against Sheffield United for the first time since joining the club, as Manchester City found it difficult to break the strong back four of the Blades in the first half
He also missed a couple of chances to put the team ahead, with Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham saving a couple of Haaland’s attempts.
After scoring the goal in the 60th minute, he ran off to celebrate. Flanagan launched himself onto the striker’s back as he attempted to join Manchester City in celebrating the breakthrough.
The striker didn’t react negatively to the incident, despite the fan kissing his neck.
However, Bernardo Silva looked shocked to see Flanagan clinging to Haaland for so long. The security team reacted quickly to take the former world boxing champion away from the pitch.
Flanagan is likely to receive a hefty fine and attendance ban as a pitch invader.
Manchester City extended their unbeaten record this season with three wins from three matches, sitting at the top of the Premier League table with nine points.
The team was on the verge of settling for a draw against Sheffield United before Rodri’s stunning goal from the 18-yard box gave the Premier League Champions three points.
The Manchester City team played without their manager, Pep Guardiola, who is currently in Spain for a back treatment.
Who is Terry Flanagan?
Terry Flanagan, who is 34 years old, is a retired British pro fighter and major Man City fan who held the WBO lightweight title between 2015 and 2017.
Flanagan lost just two fights against Maurice Hooker and Regis Prograis out of 38 fights, and in the process, he recorded 14 KOs.
He was born on June 11, 1989, in the city of Manchester, England. The ex-boxer has a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
He was the first Englishman to win a world title in a lightweight category. He was given the nickname Turbo by the fans.
Flanagan had his first professional fight in 2009, where he defeated Danny McDermid on points. He ended his boxing career in 2018 after defeating Jayro Duran in the eighth round.
The diehard Manchester City fan has been seen countless times wearing a City shirt during weigh-ins in his time as a boxer. Flanagan had brought his WBO belt to the Etihad Stadium as a guest before a game.