A banana was thrown from the gang at Brazil gamers celebrating a purpose in a pleasant in opposition to Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur ahead Richarlison had simply scored the staff’s second purpose in a 5-1 win at Parc des Princes when the banana was thrown towards him and the opposite Brazilians celebrating close to one of many nook flags. What gave the impression to be a water bottle and one other object additionally have been thrown towards them.
Brazil was utilizing the match to make an announcement in opposition to racism, with the gamers posing earlier than kickoff in entrance of an indication that mentioned: “With out our black gamers, we would not have stars on our shirt” — a reference to the 5 stars above the staff crest that represents their 5 World Cup titles.
The Brazilian soccer federation condemned the incident and bolstered its stance to “battle in opposition to racism,” whereas the federation president mentioned he was shocked with what occurred.
“The punishment for these actions must be extra extreme,” Ednaldo Rodrigues mentioned.
Richarlison’s teammate Vinicius Junior, who performs for Actual Madrid, was additionally subjected to racism by Atletico Madrid followers earlier than the groups’ derby match on Sept. 18.
In keeping with Brazilian media, stadium safety personnel unsuccessfully tried to establish the one that threw the banana onto the sector.
The sport was additionally briefly paused in two events as the gang have been implored to not level laser pens at Brazil gamers.
The match was Brazil’s final warmup earlier than heading to Qatar for the World Cup, the place they’ll face Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland in Group G play.
Data from the Related Press was used on this story.