Man arrested over Barcelona banana throwing incident

Spanish Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for throwing a banana onto the pitch in a La Liga match over the weekend, according to media outlets. Barcelona's Dani Alves ate the banana and the incident sparked an online anti-racism campaign.

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Balotelli joins anti-racism campaign with banana picture

Mario Balotelli is the latest high-profile footballer to pose with a banana in support of FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves, who reacted to racist taunts by eating a banana that was thrown at him during Sunday's match at Villareal.

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli supported the anti-racism message by posting this picture on his Instagram account. Credit: Instagram/Mario Balotelli

The former Manchester City striker posted the picture on his Instagram account and tweeted the link to his more than two million Twitter followers.

The Italian striker accompanied the shot with the message: #WeAreAllMonkeys, #NoToRacism. Siamo tutti scimmie!

It follows similar pictures posted on social media by Neymar, Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez after Alves' unconventional response to the incident.

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