Dani Alves Eats Banana Thrown By Racist During Barcelona Villarreal Football Match

How To Handle A Racist Banana

Dani Alves produced a brilliant response to a banana thrown at him by a racist spectator during Barcelona's match at Villarreal.

The Brazilian striker nonchalantly picked up the offending snack, peeled it and ate it before continuing with a corner kick.

Later on Twitter, Alves explained the move...

And it seems he has some support...

Alves is no stranger to racist abuse. Last year the 30-year-old said: "I go through this constantly in all the grounds I go to. It is a shame, as fans can like you or not, and there can be heated moments within games, but the crowd should just support their own team.

"I have been here [in Spain] for ten years and since the first year this kind of thing has happened. There are worse grounds [than the Bernabeu]. It happens all over Spain. I lived through it at Sevilla. Until action is taken, nothing will be fixed."

Alves' reaction harks back to the iconic late 80s image of Liverpool winger John Barnes silkily flicking a banana away at Goodison Park

Barnes' flick is one of the most iconic football photos of the 80s

Barcelona came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

Racism in Football

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