Soccer Stars’ Anti-Racism Statement Was Actually Not That Spontaneous

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A viral campaign soccer stars sparked against racism this week wasn’t as spontaneous as it looked

Instead, it was carefully orchestrated — and even cooler than it initially appeared

Brazil and FC Barcelona star Dani Alves drew worldwide acclaim on Sunday when he took a bite out of a banana that a fan threw on the field during an away match against Spanish team Villarreal. Racist taunts, including bananas and other references to monkeys, are an all-too-common way some European soccer fans harass opposing players, so Alves’ banana bite was seen as a cheeky and powerful response Read more…

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