Tottenham and Brazil star Richarlison has banana thrown at him in disgraceful scenes

A banana was thrown at Richarlison as he celebrated his goal against Tunisia.

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2022 by

A banana was thrown at Tottenham striker Richarlison on Tuesday night as he scored against Tunisia in an international friendly. The Brazilian put his nation 2-1 up before celebrating in front of a group of home supporters.

Footage showed several items thrown at Richarlison as he celebrated his exquisite goal against Tunisia, his third goal in his last two international appearances. Manchester United midfielder Fred kicked one object - which may also have been a banana - away off of the pitch before the fruit was hurled on to the pitch, landing at the feet of Richarlison.

Anti-racism has been at the heart of the thoughts of the Brazil team at the moment after Vinicius Jr was the subject of racist abuse. And the disgraceful acts of some Tunisian fans highlighted the issue within the game.

Prior to kick-off, the Brazil team lifted a sign that read: “Without our black players, we wouldn't have stars on our shirts." But the act was booed by some Tunisian fans, with their national anthem also attempted to be drowned out.

Tottenham and Brazil star Richarlison has banana thrown at him in disgraceful scenes
A banana was thrown at Richarlison

Abuse was hurled at Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr by Atletico Madrid fans outside of the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, with chants referring to the 22-year-old as a monkey. Spanish agent Pedro Bravo also used the term on national television when describing the player celebrating a goal in the La Liga.

Though Vinicius appeared to have the last laugh as he, alongside fellow Brazilian Rodrygo, celebrated with a dance against Atletico Madrid – sparking furious reactions in the stands. The pair were also victorious against Tunisia too in a triumphant display.

Former Leeds star Raphinha put Tite’s side ahead after 11 minutes before Lorient defender Montassar Talbi levelled for Tunisia just seven minutes later. Though the scores weren’t level for long as just a minute later Richarlison latched on to a pass from Raphinha before firing through the goalkeeper’s legs to continue his impressive goalscoring form on the international stage.

Neymar then made it 3-1 from the penalty spot, with footage showing that lasers were aimed in the face of the Paris Saint-Germain star as he lined up his strike. Richarlison returned the favour to Raphinha by teeing the Barcelona star up for his second of the night before Flamengo forward Pedro then came off of the bench to make it five in the 74th minute and send Brazil into the Qatar World Cup in impressive form.

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