Brazil forward, Richarlison believes racism will continue “every day and everywhere” unless the authorities “punish” the perpetrators after fans threw a banana at him during Brazil’s 5-1 win over Tunisia.
The incident occurred after the Tottenham striker celebrated scoring Brazil’s second goal in the Paris friendly.
“As long as it’s ‘blah blah blah’ and they don’t punish, it will continue like this, happening every day and everywhere. No time bro!” Richarlison tweeted following the match.
Brazil had taken pictures with the anti-racism banner before kick-off.
The team lined up with a message: “Without our black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts.”
In a statement released after the game, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said it “reinforced its position to combat racism” and “repudiates any
display of prejudice”.
CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues added in a separate statement: “Whether on or off the field, attitudes like this cannot be tolerated.”
Richarlison’s goal had restored Brazil’s lead after Montassar Talbi cancelled out Raphinha’s opener.
Neymar added a penalty before Raphinha claimed his second goal of the evening, and Pedro wrapped up the scoring after Tunisia had Dylan Bronn sent off.