Soccer players rally around Barcelona's Dani Alves after racist banana taunt

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During Barcelona’s game against Villarreal over the weekend, a fan threw a banana onto the field in a racial taunt towards Dani Alves as he was lining up to take a corner kick. In a humorous way of handling it, Alves picked up the banana and peeled it back and took a bite before taking the kick.

Sepp Blatter spoke out against those actions saying there would be a zero tolerance policy at the World Cup. The soccer community meanwhile rallied around Alves, with the hashtag “We Are All Monkeys.”

Here are some of the examples:

Thaissa Carvalho, Alves’ girlfriend:

His Barcelona teammate and fellow Brazilian, Neymar:

Liverpool’s Philipe Coutinho, also of Brazil, and Luis Suarez:

Zenit’s Hulk, also a Brazilian:


Chelsea’s David Luiz, also a Brazilian:

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero:

Brazilian model Adriana Lima:

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