La Liga: Barcelona's Dani Alves eats banana thrown at him by fans at Villarreal
Barcelona full-back Dani Alves produced a fine riposte to a racist taunt at Villarreal.
Last Updated: 28/04/14 9:49am
A banana was thrown at the Brazil international when he was about to take a right-wing corner but he responded by calmly picking up the piece of fruit and eating it, before swinging the ball into the box.
After the match, the 30-year-old Alves said: "We have suffered this in Spain for some time. You have to take it with a dose of humour.
"We aren't going to change things easily. If you don't give it importance, they don't achieve their objective."
Alves has taken a stand against racism in Spain on previous occasions during his illustrious career.
He described attempts to tackle the problem as a "lost war" after he was subjected to monkey chants from sections of the crowd during a Cup tie at Real Madrid last year.