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Dani Alves takes bite out of banana racism

AFP
Published Apr 28, 2014, 4:31 pm IST
Updated Apr 1, 2019, 11:27 am IST
Ex-Barcelona and England star Gary Linekar lauded Alves’ gesture
Dani Alves had a banana thrown at him. He picked it up and took a bite out of it before continuing on with the game. Photo: Screengrab
 Dani Alves had a banana thrown at him. He picked it up and took a bite out of it before continuing on with the game. Photo: Screengrab

Madrid: Barcelona full-back Dani Alves had a banana thrown at him as he took a corner in his side's match at Villarreal on Sunday -- and decided to eat it.

The Brazilian picked up the banana and took a bite out of it before continuing on with the game.

 

Alves has been a regular target of racist abuse during his 12 years in Spain with both Sevilla and Barcelona.

 

tweeted former England international Gary Lineker who once played for Barcelona.

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