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VIDEO: Dani Alves peels and eats racism

Posted: 01/05/2014 12:11 PM
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BARCELONA FULL-BACK Dani Alves made a powerful statement against racism when he peeled and ate a banana thrown at him by a Villarreal fan during a Spanish league game.

Brazilian and club team-mate Neymar started an online campaign that went viral as more footballers and celebrities posted images of themselves with banana in support of Alves' action.

Alves has since been surprised by the response and criticised attitudes in Spain to race.

Spanish police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection to the banana throwing.

Watch the video to see the moment Alves turned a racist gesture on its head