Dani Alves backed by banana-eating stars

Stars from the world of football have backed Barcelona’s Dani Alves after he reacted to having a banana thrown at him by peeling it and taking a bite.

The racist taunt occurred as Alves was about to take a corner during Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 win at Villarreal.

Aguero and Marta

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero displayed his solidarity by publishing a photograph of him and Brazilian female player Marta eating bananas.

Oscar, Luis and Willian

Chelsea’s Brazilian trio Oscar, David Luiz and Willian demonstrated their solidarity with compatriot Alves by posting a picture of them with a banana on Instagram.

Emmanuel Adebayor said on Twitter: “Massive respect to danid2ois, there is no place for Racism in Football.

What @DaniAlvesD2 tolerated last night is an outrage. We must fight all forms of discrimination united. Will be zero tolerance at #WorldCup. Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Twitter.

Moussa Dembele

Moussa Dembele