Richarlison: Tottenham striker victim of racist abuse with a banana as Brazil beat Tunisia in a friendly match in Paris | Soccer News

Tottenham striker Richarlison had a banana thrown at him as he was racially abused during Brazil’s friendly win against Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday.

The incident happened as the former Everton striker ran towards the corner flag to celebrate his side’s second goal in their 5-1 win at the Parc des Princes.

Footage showed Manchester United midfielder Fred kicking the banana while other objects were also thrown onto the pitch.

Before the match, five-time world champions Brazil posed for photos with an anti-racism banner that read: “Without our black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts.”

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) later released a statement via Twitter condemning Richarlison’s abuse and calling for tough penalties.

It read: “After Brazil’s second goal, a banana was thrown at Richarlison. The CBF reinforces its position against discrimination and vehemently repudiates a new episode of racism in football.

“Whether on or off the pitch, such attitudes cannot be tolerated.”

CBF President Ednaldo Rodrigues added: “Once again I come to publicly express my rejection. This time I saw it with my own eyes. It shocks us. We must always remember that we are all the same, regardless of color, race or religion. .

“The fight against racism is not a cause, but a (battle for) a fundamental change to eradicate this type of crime from the planet. I insist that the penalties must be more severe.”

Richarlison’s goal put Brazil back in front after Montassar Talbi canceled out Raphinha’s opener. Neymar added a penalty, Raphinha claimed his second and Pedro wrapped up the scoring after Tunisia sent off Dylan Bronn.

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