Barcelona defender Dani Alves is about to take a corner kick when a racist fan throws a banana at him. What does Alves do? Well, he picks the banana up and eats it of course. Alves is a legend for a number of reasons related to his ability to do incredible things on the soccer pitch and this is just another legendary thing.
Image credit for above photo of Alves eating banana goes to Fox Soccer.
Barcelona soccer star Danny Alves has banana thrown at him during game. He bit back. Alves is a legend of a soccer player, especially for his time at Barcelona and his partnership with Messi.
See soccer star Dani Alves reaction when a banana is tossed at him when he goes to take a corner kick for Barcelona.
You’d think La Liga and the world of football in general would have put a stop to all the racist activities by now. They should fine the team’s fans who did this. Watch Alves pick up the banana and take a bite. Alves will go down in soccer history as one of the best defenders of all-time, especially in how he can attack, this is just another skill he has to combat racists – get the better of them.
Dani Alves Eats Banana Thrown At Him.
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What a star Dani Alves is for eating the banana thrown at him. And more so, what an incredible player he was during his time at Barcelona. Him and Messi together on the wing were unstoppable and had a mind meld like understanding of playing give and goes and keeping the ball. Just their long distance juggling warm up routine was amazing in and of itself.
This is what Alves told the BBC about eating the banana that was thrown at him:
“We have suffered this in Spain for some time. You have to take it with a dose of humor,” Alves said.
“Barcelona wishes to express its complete support and solidarity with Dani Alves following the insults he was subject to,” a club statement read.
“Barcelona urges all clubs to continue fighting against the blight on the game which any kind of aggression against a sportsperson on the basis of their race represents.”