During Sunday’s game between Villarreal and FC Barcelona, a fan threw a banana at Brazilian player Dani Alves as he lined up to take a corner kick. Alves handled the racist taunt with class and a bit of humor, picking up and eating the banana before kicking the ball and continuing to play.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter took a stronger stance with a message on Twitter: “What Dani Alves tolerated last night is an outrage. We must fight all forms of discrimination united. Will be zero tolerance at World Cup.”
Alves’ teammate, and fellow Brazilian, Neymar took the humorous as well, posting a picture of him and his son with bananas to his Instagram account with the hash tag “We Are All Monkeys.” Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is joining in and supporting Alves on Twitter with a special tweet inspired by the incident.
— Adriana Lima (@AdrianaLima) April 28, 2014
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