FOOTBALL: Spurs star Richarlison gets bananas thrown at him by fans after scoring against Tunisia

Richarlison was hurled with bananas and racist abuse by rude fans after scoring a goal in Brazil last night

Richarli­son was hurled with bananas and racist abuse by rude fans after scor­ing a goal in Brazil last night.

Tot­ten­ham’s star strik­er led his coun­try 2–1 in a 10-a-side friend­ly against Tunisia at Paris’ Parc des Princes.

A banana was thrown at Richarli­son as he cel­e­brat­ed his first-half goal.

His Brazil­ian team-mate and Man­ches­ter Unit­ed mid­field­er Fred car­ried him off the pitch.

Richarli­son and his Brazil­ian team­mates launched an anti-racist mes­sage before the game, remind­ing fans of the impor­tance of black play­ers in Brazil’s history.

There are no stars on jer­seys with­out black play­ers,” he posed next to a banner.

The state­ment comes after Vini­cius Jr. was twice racial­ly insult­ed in prepa­ra­tion for the Real Madrid-Atleti­co Madrid match nine days ago.

First, Span­ish agent Pedro Bra­vo said after cel­e­brat­ing his goal against Mal­lor­ca: ‘Respect your rivals and stop pooping’.

Real Madrid vowed to take legal action, but Vini­cius took mat­ters into his own hands by per­form­ing a defi­ant dance along­side Rodry­go against Atlético.

This came short­ly after Vini­cius received racist insults from Atléti­co fans before kick-off.

Fans gath­ered out­side the Wan­da Met­ro­pol­i­tano as the play­ers entered the sta­di­um, with some sup­port­ers begin­ning to chant ‘You’re a mon­key, Vini­cius you’re a monkey’.

Brazil’s offi­cial Twit­ter account reit­er­at­ed its anti-racist stance fol­low­ing Tues­day’s ugly incident.

“Unfor­tu­nate­ly, after the action, a banana was thrown onto the field towards the Brazil­ian’s sec­ond goal scor­er, Richarli­son,” said one post.

“CBF strength­ens its stand against racism and denies all prej­u­di­cial manifestations.”

“I have come once again to for­mal­ly express my refusal,” Brazil­ian fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent Edi­nal­do Rodriguez said in a state­ment. This time I have seen it with my own eyes. This is a shock to us. We must always remem­ber that we are all equal regard­less of col­or, race or religion.

“Fight­ing racism” is not just a cause, it’s a rad­i­cal change to rid the plan­et of this type of crime. I argue that harsh­er pun­ish­ments are needed.

Richarli­son came on for Vini­cius at half-time with Brazil lead­ing 4–1.

In the 11th minute, Rafin­ha, who moved from Barcelona to Leeds, scored the open­ing goal with a bril­liant head­er from the front of the box.

But sev­en min­utes lat­er, Tunisia equal­ized with a well-timed head­er from a free-kick by Mon­tas­sar Tarbi.

But a minute lat­er, Rafin­ha found Richarli­son behind the defense and the strik­er took the lead again with a low shot through the goal­keep­er’s groin.

Brazil extend­ed their lead in the 29th minute when Ney­mar scored a penal­ty after Aisa Raiduni held down Casemiro.

Rafin­ha scored his sec­ond goal in the 40th minute with a light­ning-quick counter-attack and an accu­rate low shot in front of the box.

Two min­utes lat­er, Tunisian defend­er Dylan Bron was shown a straight red card for a foul on Neymar.

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