It still happens now, black soccer players are victims of racist acts in the stadium. Crying like a monkey, throwing a banana…. players are usually used to it and don’t pay attention anymore or just protest a little bit.
However, last week the Brazilian soccer player Alves who is currently playing for FC Barcelona, who was victim of a banana jet, managed to find an original idea to reply to this act. He just took the banana and ate it before going back to the game. He explained later that he is not taking this kind of acts personally and that it is unfortunate it still happens but he is used to it now. Alves, who was playing in Brazil first, didn’t get its first racist experience: he is used to it and lost his hope and faith in some soccer supporters.
Spanish football is more and more victim of racism since 10 years. The government even decided to complete the current legislation in order to punish more severely people who are committing racist acts in every kind of sport.