1. During Barcelona’s game in La Liga today, a fan threw a banana at Dani Alves while he was getting ready for a corner kick. Without missing a beat, the player picked up the banana, peeled it, and ate it whole.
Throwing bananas at athletes has historically been a racist act.
2. FC Barcelona went on to win 3-2, making Alves a winner in more ways than one.
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