Daniel Alves racism shame: Frustrated Neymar says "we are all monkeys"

A banana was thrown at Barcelona's Daniel Alves but the fullback calmly picked it up and ate in on the football field. Brazil teammate Neymar came out in support and joined the football fraternity slamming racism.

updated: April 29, 2014 15:59 IST
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London: Frustrated that racism is still prevalent in world football, Brazilian sensation Neymar has called himself and the ones subjected to discrimination on the basis of skin colour, nationality and ethnicity, "monkeys", following Barcelona defender Dani Alves' sensible handling of abuse during a La Liga game.

Coming out in support of Alves, club team-mate and compatriot Neymar posted a photograph of himself on Instagram holding a banana while writing "We are all monkeys".

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter has issued a stern warning that no act of racial discrimination will be tolerated in the World Cup, following the incident for which Alves is receiving support of the global football community.

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