PICTURE: Liverpool striker controversially takes anti-racism photograph

Dani Alves ate a banana thrown by a racist football fan during Barcelona’s game against Villarreal. To show solidarity with Alves, footballers from all over the world started posting pictures of themselves eating bananas.

Controversially, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra after he admittedly called him a “negro”, has joined in the craze.

Team mate Philippe Coutinho posted the picture on Twitter.

Suarez was banned for eight games after being found guilty of racially abusing Evra. Suarez claimed that he called Evra “negro” in a friendly way, as would be typical between pals in Uruguay. Language experts agreed this term would be acceptable between friends, but after video evidence showed that this word had been used during an argument, the independent panel dismissed Suarez’s advice. Read more on why Suarez was found guilty here.

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