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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Spanish police arrest fan over Alves banana incident

Spanish Police have arrested a 26-year-old for throwing a banana onto the pitch in a La Liga match towards Dani Alves over the weekend, according to media outlets.

Dani Alves ate the banana. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Barcelona right-back, Dani Alves, ate the banana and sparked a huge online anti-racism campaign that has been back by a number of other high profile footballers.

According to Spanish press, police arrested a fan at 7.15pm on Tuesday evening and charged him for a "crime against the fundamental rights and public freedoms as stated in Article 510 of the Penal Code".

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