On Sunday, Barcelona defender Dani Alves decided to eat a banana thrown at him by a fan at Villarreal, who has since been banned from attending football matches there for life.
The response from fellow professionals and celebrities on social media since the incident has overwhelmed Brazilian international Alves, and here are some of the most popular posts.
Utterly brilliant reaction from Alves. Treat the racist berk with complete disdain!
Alves unites the world of sport against racism http://t.co/3aesjLG6le