Brazil Football Association Angrily React to Richarlison's Racist Abuse During Tunisia Friendly

Brazil Football Association Angrily React to Richarlison's Racist Abuse During Tunisia Friendly

  • The Brazilian Football Federation has condemned the racist abuse of forward Richarlison during the friendly against Tunisia
  • The Tottenham star had bananas thrown at him after scoring in Brazil's thrashing of the African side
  • Richarlison has been on a good run of form for the Selacaos ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Brazil's Football Association have slammed the racist abuse of forward Richarlison after bananas were thrown at the striker during the friendly against Tunisia on Tuesday.

The Tottenham forward suffered the abuse after celebrating his goal on the night at the Parc de Princes.

In a statement released on Twitter, the Brazilian FA condemned the act and reinforced their stance against racism.

Richarlison, Brazil, Tunisia, World Cup
Brazil Football Association have released a statement on the racial abuse of Richarlison. Credit: @CBF_Futebol
Source: Twitter
"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.

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"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.

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Richarlison suffers racist abuse during Brazil versus Tunisia friendly

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that a disgusting racist incident overshadowed Brazil's emphatic 5-1 win over Tunisia in an international friendly in PSG's Paris.

While Richarlison was celebrating Brazil's second goal, some fans directed objects at the Brazilian team, one of which was clearly a banana.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United midfielder, Fred kicked the banana away as Brazil players walked away. This was Brazil's last friendly before the World Cup, and they showed why they are favourites in Qatar.