A banana was thrown from the crowd as Brazil’s players celebrated a goal during their friendly match against Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur forward RicharlisonThe black man scored his team’s second goal in a 5-1 win at Parc des Princes when a banana was thrown at him and other Brazilians celebrated near the corner flag. Another vessel was thrown to them, which looked like a water bottle.
Brazil used the game to make a statement against racism: the players appeared in front of a statue before kick-off and held up a sign that read, “If we didn’t have black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts,” a reference to the five stars. More than a team representing their five World Cup champions.
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Brazilian Football Federation He condemned the act. And he strengthened his position to “fight racism”, while the federation president said he was shocked by what had happened.
“The punishment for these actions should be more severe,” said Ednaldo Rodríguez.
Richarlison’s teammate Vinicius Jr., who plays for Real Madrid, was racially abused by Atletico Madrid fans before the teams’ derby match on September 18.
According to Brazilian media, stadium security personnel tried unsuccessfully to identify the person who threw the banana onto the field.
The match was stopped briefly on two occasions as the crowd pleaded not to point laser pens at the Brazilian players.
The match will be Brazil’s last match before heading to Qatar for the World Cup, where they will face Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland in Group G.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this story.