FOOTIE TWEETS: Football stars get behind Barcelona's Dani Alves
The Brazil international reacted spectacularly to a racist gesture by peeling and eating a banana that was thrown at him late in Sunday's clash with Villarreal at El Madrigal.
Alves' stunning response to the racial abuse went viral on social media and has also garnered plenty of support from teammates and friends worldwide.
Alves' actor girlfriend Thaissa Carvalho posted a couple of pictures. The first is of the Barca defender scoffing the banana before sending in a corner and the second is of family and friends backing him by eating one of their own.
As Barca star Neymar got the #somostodosmacacos (We are all monkeys) campaign under way.
Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) April 28, 2014
Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk also sent some love from Russia.
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