Brazil’s Football Association has vehemently condemned the racist abuse of forward Richarlison after Banana were being thrown at the Tottenham star during their pre-Worldcup friendly game against Tunisia on Tuesday, Newspremises reports.
Richarlison suffered the abuse while celebrating his goal on the night at the Parc de Princes.
The Brazil’s Football Association in a statement issued through its verified Twitter page on Wednesday, September 28, condemned the act and reinforced their stance against racism.
“After Brazil’s second goal, a banana was thrown towards Richarlison. The CBF reinforces its stance against discrimination and vehemently repudiates yet another episode of racism in football,” wrote the Brazilian FA.
“Whether on or off the field, attitudes like this cannot be tolerated.”
The Brazilian FA president, Ednaldo Rodrigues also blasted the people behind the incident, stating equality transcends race and religion.
“Once again, I come publicly to express my rejection. This time I saw it with my own eyes. This shocks us. We must always remember that we are all the same, regardless of color, race or religion,” said Ednaldo Rodrigues.
“The fight against racism is not a cause, but a fundamental change to wipe this type of crime from the planet. I insist on saying that the punishments need to be more severe,” he added.
Raphinha netted a brace as Brazil thrashed Tunisia 5-1 in their final friend ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.