A banana was thrown from the group at Brazil gamers celebrating a purpose in a pleasant towards Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur ahead Richarlison had simply scored the workforce’s second purpose in a 5-1 win at Parc des Princes when the banana was thrown towards him and the opposite Brazilians celebrating close to one of many nook flags. What seemed to be a water bottle and one other object additionally have been thrown towards them.
Brazil was utilizing the match to make an announcement towards racism, with the gamers posing earlier than kickoff in entrance of an indication that mentioned: “With out our black gamers, we would not have stars on our shirt” — a reference to the 5 stars above the workforce crest that represents their 5 World Cup titles.
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The Brazilian soccer federation condemned the incident and strengthened its stance to “battle towards racism,” whereas the federation president mentioned he was shocked with what occurred.
“The punishment for these actions must be extra extreme,” Ednaldo Rodrigues mentioned.
Richarlison’s teammate Vinicius Junior, who performs for Actual Madrid, was additionally subjected to racism by Atletico Madrid followers earlier than the groups’ derby match on Sept. 18.
In response to Brazilian media, stadium safety personnel unsuccessfully tried to determine the one that threw the banana onto the sector.
The sport was additionally briefly paused in two events as the group have been implored to not level laser pens at Brazil gamers.
The match was Brazil’s final warmup earlier than heading to Qatar for the World Cup, the place they are going to face Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland in Group G play.
Info from the Related Press was used on this story.