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Ghana defender Daniel Opare takes banana 'selfie' picture in new campaign against racism

Published on: 29 April 2014
Daniel Opare with posing with bananas in new campaign against racisim

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana defender Daniel Opare has posted a picture posing with bananas to join a growing list of football stars in support of the new social media campaign against racism.

The resurrected campaign against racism took a new twist over the weekend after Barcelona star Dani Alves ate a banana thrown at him – a racist gesture from a fan – in their thrilling 3-2 win over Villareal.

The Brazilian unique response to the offensive gesture by picking up and eating the banana thrown at him has prompted a wave of social media activity against racism.

Several big name players including Neymar, Luis Suarez, David Luis, Mario Balotelli and Sergio Aguero all posted pictures posing with bananas as a sign of their support for the campaign.

Bakary Sagna, Yaya Toure, Hulk, Fernandinho, Vladimir Klitschko and Italy coach Cesare Prandelli have also been pictured with bananas in the new social media craze.

Several other A-list personalities in sectors outside sports have also posted ‘selfie’ pictures of themselves in the same light.

Black Stars defender Daniel Opare will not be left out as he posted a picture on his Instagram page holding a bunch of bananas close to his cheeks with the tagline: ‘Racist!!! What's that? Love and respect each other,#Black #or #White we are all 1. Godfirst????’

Meanwhile the fan identified as the offender in Sunday’s racist abuse against Dani Alves has since been handed a lifetime ban.

The unnamed fan, identified as a Villareal supporter has had his season tickets withdrawn and banned from entering the El Madrigal Stadium.


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  • banana says:
    April 29, 2014 02:32 pm
    I was watching an explorer in Australia jungles where the man a white man conducting the show was demanding question from an aboriginal native primitive jungle dweller of Australia. The conductor saw a banana plant isolated among some vines and tones of trees. As he pointed at the plant the primitive man said" the plant that all creatures on earth eat".I was delighted to hear that from a primitive man, with no modern education. Even the primitive knows better than some Europeans creeds.
  • selfmade says:
    April 29, 2014 03:30 pm
    Am even surprised a lot of African players are showing solidarity to these afro Brazilians!! U see people has short memories or people can't really see what is going on in the world!! These Brazilians,carribeans, black Americans don't see themselves black and have COINED out a new term such as EBONY, CHOCOLATE etc to described themselves and to differentiate themselves from black Africans and now these Spanish racists has proved to them that no matter how u describe yourself with useless jargons or terms u STILL A LIL MONKEY! No matter how your hair looks curly with pointed nose, u still a BLACK MAN! No matter how your skin looks light or white, u still a NIGGA! Afro Brazilians thought that they are different from us because their light skin but the racist Spanish cowards has shown us that no matter where u were born andor how u look, we are all niggas!! These racist taunts has always been directed at African players but now a new trend has emerged and is going to be interesting to see HOW OUR SO CALLED EBONY COUSINS REACTS!!
  • selfmade says:
    April 29, 2014 03:50 pm
    See the lists of racist fools who have posed pics to show solidarity to alves!! Suarez? Can't even believe this!! Who is more racist than that animal with protruding teeth that surgery can't even fix!! Is not Suarez who said that using the term NIGGA on black people is normal in his country? Mario balotteli? This guy is even more racists than his coward white masters!! This was a guy who was making a lot of fun about Ghana sometimes back and if this act is not racists or looking down upon Ghana, a black African country, then I wonder what's its!! Such a lost, foolish and immature imbecile cannot fight against racism!! Now wladimir Klitschko, can't believe this!! A Ukrainian showing solidarity and fighting against racism? His country is the HEADQUARTERS to racism!! Serbains, Ukrainians, Russians etc, I mean the eastern European countries are pathologically racists animals!! If his move is no hypocritically, he should start his racism campaign from his country!! Charity begins at home fellas!! They are all hypocritically RACISTS!
  • banger says:
    April 29, 2014 04:28 pm
  • texas says:
    April 29, 2014 08:23 pm
    Selfmade I take my hat off for you. Do not forget the guys who come and call people apes and monkeys. I know I sometimes hit hard at some people on this forum but I have never called anyone ape or monkey. The change and fight against racism should also start from the uncultured dudes on this forum that always call others apes and shit.
  • harry says:
    April 30, 2014 02:09 am
    @Texas.u are very right. @Selfmade.Big ups bros.