Richarlison racially abused after banana thrown from crowd during Brazil friendly in Paris
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 28
Richarlison was racially abused during Brazil’s win over Tunisia in Paris (Picture: Twitter)

Tottenham forward Richarlison had a banana thrown at him as he was racially abused during Brazil’s friendly win over Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday.

The incident occurred as the former striker ran towards the corner flag to celebrate scoring his side’s second goal in their 5-1 win at the Parc des Princes.

Footage showed midfielder Fred kicking the banana away while other objects were also thrown onto the pitch.

Prior to the game, five-time world champions Brazil had posed for photographs with an anti-racism banner which read, ‘Without our black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts’.

The Brazilian Federation (CBF) later issued a statement via Twitter condemning the abuse of Richarlison and calling for strong punishments.
It read: ‘After Brazil’s second goal, a banana was thrown towards Richarlison.

‘The CBF reinforces its stance against discrimination and vehemently repudiates yet another episode of racism in football.

‘Whether on or off the field, attitudes like this cannot be tolerated.’

Richarlison had a banana thrown at him during Brazil’s win over Tunisia (Picture: Getty)

CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues added: ‘Once again, I come publicly to express my rejection. This time I saw it with my own eyes. This shocks us.

‘We must always remember that we are all the same, regardless of colour, race or religion.

‘The fight against racism is not a cause, but a fundamental (battle for) change to wipe this type of crime from the planet.

Neymar is now within touching distance of Pele’s all-time Brazil goalscoring record (Picture: Getty)

‘I insist on saying that the punishments need to be more severe.’

Richarlison’s goal had put Brazil back ahead after Montassar Talbi cancelled out Raphinha’s opener.

Neymar added a penalty, Raphinha claimed his second and Pedro wrapped up the scoring after Tunisia had Dylan Bronn sent off.

‘I am very happy,’ said Neymar after the game. ‘I am very well physically, both for the club and for the national team. I hope to continue like this for the World Cup. We are becoming a real team.’

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar is now just three goals short of Pele’s Brazil record and could surpass the World Cup winning legend in Qatar.

He added: ‘Yes it’s special, but no one will ever reach Pelé’s level.’

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