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Bryan Preston


April 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Well played, Dani Alves.

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(CNN) Barcelona’s Dani Alves reverted to humor when dealing with racist abuse but it has proved no laughing matter for the Villarreal fan who threw a banana at him during Sunday’s match after being handed a life ban by the La Liga club.

Villarreal issued a statement Monday saying it “deeply regrets” the incident. “The club has identified the person responsible and has decided to withdraw his membership card and prohibit access to the El Madrigal Stadium for life,” it added.

Brazilian international Alves was taking a corner during Barca’s 3-2 win when the banana landed at his feet. Maintaining his composure, Alves picked up the banana, peeled it and took a bite and got on with the game.

“Dani Alves owned him,” tweeted the Brazilian’s teammate Neymar. “Take That bunch of Racists. We are all Monkeys So What.”

Alves later tweeted:

Translated: My father always taught me to eat bananas to prevent cramps.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Dani Alves = Class Act!!
21 weeks ago
21 weeks ago Link To Comment
Nice. Very nice.

But I suggest he not do it again. The next one might be poisoned.
22 weeks ago
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I'm pretty sure Dani's going to be punished by the league for this incident. I mean, that banana landed within a meter of him; by contract, he's required to roll around screaming in pain for at least a few seconds.
22 weeks ago
22 weeks ago Link To Comment
"My father always told me, 'son, eat bananas to avoid cramps.' LOL. How did they know that?"
22 weeks ago
22 weeks ago Link To Comment
Awesomely funny.
22 weeks ago
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Good for Dani, and good for La Liga.
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