When a banana was thrown at FC Barcelona’s Dani Alves, the way the Brazilian player reacted to it changed history. Instead of being mad at the one who threw him the banana, the player simply ate it. After his calm approach to racism issues that happen even during their soccer games, many fans, celebrities, and other international football stars took it to social media to show their support for the player to fight back racism. They posted various selfies with the hashtag #WeAreAllMonkeys that easily spread among netizens whether it is in Instagram or Twitter.
Just as how Alves stated about last Sunday’s game: “You have to laugh at these backward people… We are not going to change it, so you have to take it almost as a joke and laugh at them.”