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Barcelona’s Dani Alves Eats Banana Thrown At Him by a Fan (Video)

by: Joseph On  Monday, April 28, 2014

Dani Alves Eats Banana

Racial tensions can run high in the sport of soccer, with some dumb fans doing things like throwing bananas on the field as a taunt toward Brazilian players. But at a recent game between FC Barcelona and Villarreal, Barcelona’s Dani Alves found the perfect response to the gesture: Pick up the banana, eat the banana, and make the guy who threw the banana feel like a schmuck.

While other players have walked off the field in response to racist abuse from fans—which is, of course, the exact response a racist bully is hoping for—Alves turned the thing into a joke, which is exactly the response a racist bully isn’t hoping for. See how that works?

Putting a cap on the story is the fact that Barcelona went on to beat the home team, 3-2, thanks in part to two goals scored by Alves. But you can watch video of his more important victory below:

Hat Tip – [Metro]