Barcelona right back Dani Alves found the perfect response to a racist ‘fan’ who threw a banana onto the pitch – he picked it up and ate it.
The Brazilian international was playing at the Estadio El Madrigal against rivals Villarreal, a match that Barcelona won 3-2, when the disgraceful incident happened.
Alves was about to take a corner kick when the fruit landed in front of him.
Alves’s Brazilian teammate Neymar looked to support his fellow countryman after the game by posting an Instagram picture of himself eating a banana, accompanied by the hashtag ‘We are all monkeys’.
Alves’s girlfriend Thaissa Carvalho then posted a picture of herself and others eating bananas with the hashtag ‘saynotoracism.’
Alves joined Barcelona in 2008 for a price tag of about £23million with a further seven million to be paid dependent on how much success he has at Barcelona.
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