Richarlison racially abused as Brazil play in Paris

Richarlison racially abused as Brazil play in Paris

The hideous face of football reared its head again yesterday evening, as Tottenham Hotspur's Richarlison was racially abused during a game in Paris.

The forward was celebrating his goal in Brazil's 5-1 friendly victory against Tunisia in the Parc des Princes when a banana was thrown at him from the crowd.


Manchester United midfielder Fred can be seen kicking the fruit off the pitch before briefly gazing into the crowd.

The forwards Premier League club have since responded to the incident via Twitter.

"We are disgusted by the racist abuse of Richarlison at last night’s game between Brazil and Tunisia," it reads.


"This has no place in football, or anywhere.

"We stand with you, Richy."


Before kickoff, the Brazilian team posed for a photograph with an anti-racism banner which read, 'Without our black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts.'

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) also responded to the incident via Twitter.

"Unfortunately a banana was thrown on the pitch towards Richarlison, scorer of the second Brazilian goal," they said.

"The CBF reinforces its position to combat racism and repudiates any manifestation of prejudice."

Brazil eased to victory against their Tunisian opponents, with goals from Richarlison, Neymar, Pedro and a brace from Raphina.

Montassar Talbi scored Tunisia's sole goal.