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Neymar: We’re all monkeys

by Tom Conn | Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014

Barcelona winger, Neymar was disgusted by the Villarreal fan who threw a banana at his Brazilian teammate, Dani Alves in their 2-3 win over Villarreal but praised Alves for his response to the gesture, by eating the banana and leading his team to victory and showed it in a post on his instagram account.


Following the match, Neymar posted a picture with his son, with the winger holding up a banana and his son holding a stuffed animal banana with the hashtag “We’re All Monkeys.”

He had a previous post with a video against racism in sport with the message, “We are all monkeys, we are all the same. It’s time for people to say enough.  Take a pic while eating a banana. Say no to Racism!!”

The incident in question happened in the second half, when Alves was lining up for a corner when a Villarreal fan threw a banana on the pitch.  Alves went over, picked it up, ate it and then fired the corner into the middle of the pitch.

After the match, Alves was disappointed, but not surprised, stating that “All you can do is laugh at these racist retards.”  Not politically correct by any means, but it makes the point.

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