A banana was thrown from the group at Brazil gamers celebrating a purpose in a nice in the direction of Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison, who’s Black, had simply scored the staff’s second purpose in a 5-1 win at Parc des Princes when the banana was thrown in the direction of him and the utterly different Brazilians celebrating shut to one in every of many nook flags. What gave the impression to be a water bottle and one other object additionally had been thrown in the direction of them.
Brazil was using the match to make a press launch in the direction of racism, with the gamers posing earlier than kickoff in entrance of an indication that acknowledged: “with out our black gamers, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirt” — a reference to the 5 stars above the staff crest that represents their 5 World Cup titles.
The Brazilian soccer federation condemned the incident and strengthened its stance to “battle in the direction of racism,” whereas the federation president acknowledged he was shocked with what occurred.
“The punishment for these actions should be extra extreme,” Ednaldo Rodrigues acknowledged.
Richarlison’s teammate Vinicius Junior, who performs for exact Madrid, was additionally subjected to racism by Atletico Madrid followers earlier than the teams’ derby match on Sept. 18.
primarily based on Brazilian media, stadium safety personnel unsuccessfully tried to decide the one who threw the banana onto the sector.
the sport was additionally briefly paused in two occasions as a consequence of the group had been implored to not level laser pens at Brazil gamers.
The match was Brazil’s final warmth-up earlier than heading to Qatar for the World Cup, the place they are going to face Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland in Group G play.
information from The associated Press was used on this story.