Tuesday in a friendly match at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, between Tunisia and Brazil (5-1), Richarlison was the victim of a “throw of bananas of a racist nature, a lamentable incident”, as noted by the Brazilian Federation, just after his goal (19th).
The incident sparked various reactions in the world of football. The Confederation of African Football (CAF), also condemned this Thursday, the “inhuman act” against the player.
“As long as they continue their blah-blah and they don’t punish, it will continue like this, it will happen every day and everywhere. No time, brother! No to racism,” Richarlison tweeted.
Also the author of a decisive pass (for Raphinha, 40th), the Tottenham striker (25 years old, 38 caps, 17 goals) returned to replace himself looking upset after celebrating this goal with his teammates.
Richarlison has received support from his teammates, such as captain Thiago Silva, and from several top Brazilian clubs.
Coach Tite also deplored this overflow: “Football does not justify everything”, he said, raising his voice at a press conference, before calling for “better education of young people” and “punishments”. .
Tunisian Federation (FTF) said it “strongly” condemns any racist act in stadiums.
“We strongly condemn any racist act that occurs in any stadium in the world. If the author of the banana throw were to be identified as Tunisian, we would apologize on his behalf and on behalf of all Tunisians present at the stadium.”