During a friendly match between the national teams of Brazil and Tunisia played in Paris, an incident occurred, and Richarlison was in the center of attention. Fans pelted the Brazil and Tottenham forward with bananas after he scored his team's second goal in the 19th minute.
The 25-year-old footballer ran to the corner flag, and at one point a banana flew from the stands. At that moment, Fred ran up and pushed the banana away with his foot.
In an official statement, the Brazilian Football Association condemned the fans' racist outbursts, emphasizing the focus on the fight against discrimination.
The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) issued a statement:
"Unfortunately, a banana was thrown on the pitch towards Richarlison, scorer of the second Brazilian goal," the statement said. "The CBF reinforces its position to combat racism and repudiates any manifestation of prejudice."
Mr. Rodrigues, the first Black president in the Brazilian football federation's history said: "Fighting racism is not a cause; it is a fundamental change to sweep this type of crime from the entire planet. I insist on saying that the punishments need to be more severe," Before the game, the five-time world champions had posed with an anti-racism banner that read: "Without our black players, we wouldn't have stars on our shirts".
The Disciplinary Commission of the European Football Federation (UEFA) earlier this week fined six clubs for rioting and racist remarks by their fans. According to Uefa, the sanctions were given for “igniting pyrotechnics, throwing objects, using laser pointers, causing disturbances in the crowd, and blocking public pathways”.
On October 4, Sporting Lisbon will visit Marseille in the Champions League. On October 13, Nice will host Slovakia’s Slovacko in the Europa Conference League. Due to the “discriminatory behavior of the club’s supporters” during their match against Nice on September 9, Serbian club FK Partizan has been fined 20,000 euros (£18,000) and ordered to partially seal their stadium for their upcoming home game in Europe.
OM, led by Croatian expert Igor Tudor, will play their next home game without spectators due to the frenzy of their fans during the Champions League match against Eintracht Frankfurt. The French runner-up was also fined for torching, throwing objects, using lasers, and blocking public passages.
Eintracht was also fined 45,000 euros for torching, throwing objects, and causing damage. The German team was suspended and partially closed its stadium with at least 1,000 seats during the next European match.