Ujah, Eto’O Join We-Are-All-Monkey Campaign, Spanish Police Arrests Racist

Super Eagles forward Anthony Ujah and Cameroon international Samuel Eto’O are the latest football stars to support Dani Alves’s response to banana throwing racist.

The incident which happened during Barcelona’s 3-2 win over Villareal last weekend, has taken social media by storm with players, public figures, celebrities and ordinary people alike posting pictures of themselves, banana in hand, with the hashtag #WeAreAllMonkeys.

Alves was about taking a corner when the banana landed on the pitch. He responded by peeling and having a bite of the banana before taking his kick.

Dani Alves Bites Banana Thrown at Him During Barcelona's 3-2 Win Over Villareal.
Dani Alves Bites Banana Thrown at Him During Barcelona’s 3-2 Win Over Villareal.

FC Cologne and Chelsea FC strikers Ujah and Eto’O have joined the campaign against racism, by posting a picture on their twitter handle.

Meanwhile, Spanish police says they have arrested a spectator suspected of throwing the banana at the Brazilian left-back.
The man detained has been identified as a 26-year-old Villareal supporter.

He has been named as David Campaya Lleo, local media say.

The club said earlier the man involved had had his season ticket withdrawn and been given a lifetime ban.

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