Fan throws banana at Richarlison in racist incident after he scores for Brazil in Tunisia friendly

A spectator at the Parc des Princes threw a banana at Brazil striker Richarlison as he celebrated a goal on Tuesday against Tunisia.

After scoring a double against the Black Stars of Ghana last Friday, Richarlison continued his fine form against another African side Tunisia in Brazil’s second friendly Tuesday night.

The selecao took an early lead through Barcelona forward Raphina 11′ minutes into action but Tunisia responded quickly after Montassar Talbi equalizer seven minutes later.

Richarlison restored Brazil’s lead a minute after the equalizer and while the Tottenham striker was celebrating near the corner flag, a banana flew by him.

Previously, the Brazil players had taken to the field before the game with a banner that read: “Without our black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirt”.

The incident is the latest in a spike of racist abuse towards Brazil’s black players. Recently, Vinicius Junior was told to “stop playing the monkey” by a high-profile Spanish agent, with many prominent footballing figures coming out in support of the Real Madrid forward.

 Expect comments about the incident from players after Tuesday’s match against Tunisia – but don’t expect Brazil to stop dancing anytime soon.

Raphinha, Pedro and Neymar added to complete Brazil’s 5-1 stunning of Tunisia in France.

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