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11/05/2014 16:40 BST | Updated 11/05/2014 18:59 BST

AC Milan Players Have Bananas Thrown At Them During Match Against Atalanta

Racism has yet again marred top tier football after players for AC Milan had bananas thrown at them during a match against Atalanta.

Guinea international Kevin Constant and Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong both picked up offending fruits during the match.

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Kevin Constant of AC Milan with a banana thrown by fans during the Serie A match on Sunday

Players sarcastically applauded the crowd after the match which finished 2-1 to Atalanta.

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Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono, said: "Whoever threw the banana on the pitch deserves to have a coconut thrown back at them.

"They've ruined what was a great afternoon."

The racist symbolism of the banana was turned on its head two weeks ago when Barcelona defender Dani Alves picked one up that had been thrown at him and ate it.

Footballers and fans alike posted photos of them eating bananas in a worldwide show of support.