Daniel Alves counters racism, father joins fight by planting bananas

A banana was thrown at Daniel Alves but the Barcelona full-back responded by calmly eating a piece before throwing it. The response has earned him as much accolades as the incident of racism has drawn criticism.

updated: April 29, 2014 10:18 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: After a racist Spanish fan threw a banana at Barcelona full-back Daniel Alves, his farmworker father said on Monday that he would respond by ... planting bananas.

Politicians from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to players, including Alves' compatriot and team-mate Neymar, scurried to their computers to condemn the incident on social media and praise Alves for his response -- he simply picked up and ate the discarded fruit.

Domingos Alves, 64, meanwhile came up with a cool response of his own.

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