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La Liga Soccer Club Gives Life Ban to Rogue Fan Who Threw Banana at Brazilian Baller, Dani Alves (1586 hits)

(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.

www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/04/28/alvez-bites-back-at-racism.cnn.html
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