Villarreal ban banana fan

Villarreal have confirmed that they have identified the fan that threw a banana at Dani Alves, and have banned him for life.

The Barcelona defender responded with humour on Sunday as a banana was thrown at him during their match at El Madrigal.

Taking a corner in the second half, the Brazil international stopped, picked up the fruit, and took a bite.

And the Yellow Submarine have revealed that they have picked out the supporter from CCTV images, and will revoke his season ticket for life.

“Villarreal CF wants to communicate that the club deeply regrets and condemns the incident that happened during the match against FC Barcelona in which a fan threw an object onto the field of El Madrigal,” a statement read.

“Thanks to the security forces and the invaluable assistance of the Yellow crowd, the club has already identified the author and has decided to withdraw his season tickets, permanently banning his access to El Madrigal stadium.

“Once again our club would like to express its firm commitment to promoting respect, equality, sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field and our absolute rejection of any act that is contrary to these principles, such as violence, discrimination, racism and xenophobia.”

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