The Trending Banana

Apr 29 • Culture, Trending • 2302 Views

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Did you know that bananas are trending in social media this week?

 

Here’s why: On Sunday, during Barcelona vs. Villarreal’s soccer match, a fan threw a banana at Barcelona’s player Dani Alves. Before taking the corner shot, he picked up the banana, peeled it and took a bite, and then continued with the game. It was a quick-witted, humorous response to a racist, rude action.

 

Here’s Dani Alves’ Instagram video of the event:

 


Meu pai sempre me falava: filho come banana que evita cãibra rsrs, como adivinharam isso? hahaha #somosmaisqueisso#ficaadica

Translation – My father always told me: Son, eat bananas, which prevent cramping. LOL, as you guessed it?

 

And now, friends, fans and supporters of all kinds are posting photos of themselves eating bananas all over social media.  #WeAreAllMonkeys, #NoToRacism

 


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Dani’s girlfriend Thaissa Carvalho

 


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Prandelli and Renzi

Italian Primer Minister Matteo Renzi and Italy coach Cesare Prandelli

 

I love it when social media is used for good and unites people of all races, ethnicities and sports persuasions to support a common cause.

 

 

 

top photo by instagram.com/kimvanoncen

 

 

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