The world of football and all people who understand that racism is completely unacceptable are rallying around the footballer Dani Alves who faced racist abuse during a football game when racist football fans threw a banana onto the pitch in front of him. He calmly picked it up, eat it and swiftly took his corner kick.
Showing their support yesterday was fellow Brazilian Neymar who posted a picture of him and his son eating bananas together on Instagram with the caption:
“We are all monkeys. We are all the same. Say NO to racism.”
Other people are following the trend to try and take back this common racist action of throwing bananas at footballers so that it no longer has any racist meaning.