Schalke defender Jean-Clair Todibo appears to tell Erling Braut Haaland ‘go f*** your grandmother’ as pitchside microphones pick up insult without crowd noise during Revierderby
- Erling Haaland and Jean-Clair Todibo were involved in a tussle this weekend
- Dortmund were taking on Schalke in the Revierderby at Signal Iduna Park
- Defender Todibo appeared to tell Haaland to ‘go f*** his grandmother’
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Haaland was tussling with the defender in the six-yard box for a Dortmund corner, when Todibo was caught by the pitchside microphones hurling the insult towards the Norwegian striker.
Todibo, who is on loan from Barcelona, appeared to forget that the microphones were able to pick up on-pitch noise as German stadiums are currently empty due to games being played behind closed doors due to coronavirus.
Schalke’s Jean-Clair Todibo told Erling Haaland to ‘ go f*** your grandmother’ in a match
The players were involved in a scuffle while competing at a corner in the Revierderby
Todibo’s insult was picked up by the pitchside microphones as there was no crowd noise
However, Haaland has the last laugh as his side ran out 4-0 winners on Saturday afternoon, with the Norwegian striker opening the scoring to net his 11th goal in just nine matches in the yellow of Dortmund.
Goals in either half from Raphael Guerriero and a strike from Thorgan Hazard put the result beyond Schalke, who drop down the table following this damaging defeat.
It is only 20-year-old Todibo’s sixth match since joining on a temporary deal from Barcelona in January.
But Haaland had the last laugh after he scored the opener to give Dortmund a 4-0 win
Two goals from Raphael Guerriero (left) and one from Thorgan Hazard saw Dortmund the win
The match was played behind closed doors as German football returned after coronavirus
The Frenchman may receive a punishment for saying this insult so audibly that it could be picked up by the pitchside microphones.
His impressive performances since his arrival in Gelsenkirchen saw him voted as the club’s Player of the Month for March.
The result moves Dortmund just one point behind leaders Bayern Munich, who take on FC Union Berlin on Sunday.
German football returned on Saturday for the first time since the global pandemic stopped all major European football, following Angela Merkel’s announcement last week that the COVID-19 situation in Germany was good enough for football to resume.
The pandemic has so far resulted in 8,000 deaths in Germany and over 175,000 recorded cases in Germany.
It was only Todibo (middle)’s sixth game for Schalke since joining on loan from Barcelona