Dani Alves' racial abuser arrested by Spanish police

If found guilty, the fan who threw a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves triggering a racial slur, could face a maximum of three years in prison.

updated: May 01, 2014 14:47 IST
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Spanish police on Wednesday said they have laid criminal charges against a football fan for throwing a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves, a slur that has sparked a global storm of anti-racist protest.

The Spanish authorities arrested the young man on Wednesday, two days after the ugly incident put racism in Spanish football under a harsh spotlight, unleashing condemnation worldwide including from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA president Sepp Blatter. (Must read: Frustrated Neymar says "we are all monkeys)

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