Richarlison: Banana thrown at Brazil’s Richarlison in racist attack in Paris

Several objects including a banana were thrown at Richarlison after he scored for Brazil

Richarlison says racism will continue “every day and everywhere” unless the authorities “punish” the perpetrators after a banana was thrown at him during Brazil’s 5-1 win over Tunisia.

The incident took place after the Tottenham striker celebrated scoring Brazil’s second goal in the Paris friendly.

“As long as it’s ‘blah blah blah’ and they don’t punish, it will continue like this,” Richarlison tweetedexternal-link.

Fifa are investigating the incident.

Richarlison added: “[Racism is] happening every day and everywhere. No time bro.”

On Thursday, a Fifa spokesperson said: “Fifa strongly rejects any form of racism and violence and has a very clear zero tolerance stance against such behaviour in football.”

Brazil had posed with an anti-racism banner prior to kick-off.

The team lined up with a message that read: “Without our black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts.”

In a statement, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said it “reinforced its position to combat racism” and “repudiates any display of prejudice”.

In a separate statement, CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues added: “Whether on or off the field, attitudes like this cannot be tolerated.”

Tunisia’s football federation says it“strongly condemns any practice of racism” and says if it is “confirmed” the person who threw a banana is Tunisian, it will apologise.

Spurs have since said they are “disgusted” in a message of support for their player on Twitter.

“We are disgusted by the racist abuse of Richarlison at last night’s game between Brazil and Tunisia,” tweeted the Premier League clubexternal-link.

“This has no place in football, or anywhere. We stand with you, Richy.”

The Premier League addedexternal-link: “There is no room for racism anywhere.

“We all need to tackle discrimination together. Challenge it. Report it. Change it.”

Richarlison’s goal had restored Brazil’s lead after Montassar Talbi cancelled out Raphinha’s opener.

Neymar added a penalty before Raphinha claimed his second goal of the evening and Pedro wrapped up the scoring after Tunisia had Dylan Bronn sent off.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Alisson
  • 2Danilo
  • 4MarquinhosSubstituted forIbañez da Silvaat 78′minutes
  • 3Thiago Silva
  • 6TellesSubstituted forLodi dos Santosat 65′minutes
  • 5Casemiro
  • 8FredSubstituted forRodrygoat 79′minutes
  • 19RaphinhaSubstituted fordos Santosat 65′minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 21mins
  • 7Tolentino Coelho de LimaSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 45′minutes
  • 9RicharlisonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forAbreu dos Santosat 45′minutes


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  • 14Militão
  • 15Fabinho
  • 16Lodi dos Santos
  • 18dos Santos
  • 20Vinícius Júnior
  • 21Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
  • 22Silva Nascimento
  • 23Ederson
  • 24Firmino
  • 25Abreu dos Santos
  • 26Rodrygo


Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Dahmen
  • 20DrägerSubstituted forSlitiat 81′minutes
  • 6BronnBooked at 42mins
  • 3Talbi
  • 9Ben Ouanes
  • 18ChaaleliSubstituted forKhazriat 62′minutes
  • 17Skhiri
  • 28LaïdouniBooked at 27minsSubstituted forMejbriat 90′minutes
  • 25SlimaneSubstituted forValeryat 81′minutes
  • 19JaziriBooked at 20minsSubstituted forGhandriat 45′minutes
  • 7MsakniBooked at 54minsSubstituted forKhenissiat 63′minutes


  • 1Debchi
  • 2Ifa
  • 5Ghandri
  • 8Khaoui
  • 10Khazri
  • 11Khenissi
  • 12Maâloul
  • 13Sassi
  • 14Mejbri
  • 15Rekik
  • 22Saïd
  • 23Sliti
  • 24Kaib
  • 26El Djebali
  • 27Jebali
  • 29Ltaief
  • 30Valery

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