Barcelona defender Dani Alves has long been a target of abuse from fans, and on Sunday against Villarreal, Alves handled it deftly. As Alves prepared to send in a corner kick, he picked up a banana thrown at him and had a quick snack.
Alves, a Brazilian, said in January that unless more drastic action is taken to prevent racism, nothing will change.
“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 for ten years and since the first year this kind of thing has happened.“