Villarreal fan arrested over banana

The Villarreal fan who threw a banana at Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has been detained by local police.

The Villarreal fan who threw a banana at Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has been detained by local police.

Spanish police have charged him with a 'breach of fundamental rights and civil liberties'.

Images of Alves, a Brazil international, picking up the banana and taking a bite during the La Liga match were beamed around the world and he was widely backed by fellow players and other public figures who denounced the apparent racist taunt.

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