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April 28, 2014

Football fans go bananas in anti-racism protest

Netizens say #WeAreAllMonkeys after Barcelona's Dani Alves eats banana thrown onto pitch.
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Photo via Instagram user @neymarjr.

FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves sparked a global anti-racism protest by eating a banana that was thrown at him during Sunday's match at Villareal. Alves picked it up, peeled it, and then ate it before taking a corner kick. Barcelona forward Neymar later kicked off the global trend, tweeting an Instagram image of the incident using #SomosTodosMacacos ("We are all monkeys"). The hashtag has since been shared more than 64,000 times.

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