‘We stand with you, Richy’ – Tottenham release statement after ‘disgusting’ racist incident that saw banana thrown at Richarlison, as FIFA set to laun


Tottenham Hotspur have come out to support their forward Richarlison after he was racially abused whilst playing for Brazil. The Spurs forward was on the scoresheet for his country as Brazil ran riot against Tunisia on Tuesday, with further goals from Raphinha, Neymar and Pedro sealing a 5-1 victory in their final game before this winter’s World Cup. Richarlison had a banana narrowly miss him after he scored for BrazilTwitter However, attention turned away from the football during and after the game, as Richarlison had a banana thrown at him after he found the net. The Tottenham star put his side 2-1 up in the 19th minute at the Parc des Princes in Paris shortly after Tunisia equalised, and the incident occurred as he ran towards the corner flag to celebrate. Now, Richarlison’s club, Tottenham, have responded to the incident with a strong statement of support. “We are disgusted by the racist abuse of Richarlison at last night’s game between Brazil and Tunisia,” the club wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of the Brazilian in his country’s kit. “This has no place in football, or anywhere. “We stand with you, Richy.” Brazil leading 4-1 against Tunisia in France. Richarlison scored one of those and a banana was thrown at him…pic.twitter.com/fVpw6O06My— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) September 27, 2022 Most read in Football JUR FAULT Klopp blamed for Mane transfer by former Liverpool midfielder OVERCOME Portugal suffer late heartbreak to Spain as Ronaldo faces calls to be dropped order Southgate says Trippier over Alexander-Arnold with Liverpool star now fourth choice WORTHY 'Incredible' Scotland achievements rub salt in the wounds of 'embarrassing' England SEND-OFF 'Legend' - Premier League stars pay tribute as Delph announces retirement questioned 'I didn't agree with it' - Malacia admits dismay at Van Gaal's tactical call We are disgusted by the racist abuse of Richarlison at last night’s game between Brazil and Tunisia. This has no place in football, or anywhere.We stand with you, Richy pic.twitter.com/lXIkBv96si— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 28, 2022 FIFA are also set to investigate into the incident. Richarlison – who signed for the north London club in the summer – had taken to Twitter after the game to express his frustrations that football isn’t doing enough to tackle racism. “As long as it’s ‘blah blah blah’ and they don’t punish, it will continue like this, happening every day and everywhere. No time, bro!” he said. Speaking to the media following the match, the 25-year-old added: “I was talking about this with [Roberto] Firmino, saying that I think God did not allow me to see that because I don’t know what I could have done in the heat of the moment. Richarlison has been supported by his club and country after the incidentAFP “May this fan be identified and punished. It’s hard, you see what happened to Vinicius Jr recently and now this, inside a stadium. “May the authorities find and punish him. May this incident teach other people not to do it.” The Brazil Football Federation also issued a statement on social media condemning the racist abuse. It read: “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. “Whether on or off the field, attitudes like this cannot be tolerated.”