It certainly didn’t look good, that’s for sure…
There was controversy in the Europa League last night after an inflatable banana was hurled in the direction of Roma star Gervinho by Feyenoord fans.
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However, well many were quick to condemn the incident there was those online who tried to defend it, claiming it was actually a club tradition to have inflatable bananas in the stands and it was accidentally blown onto the pitch.
See the reaction to the incident below: was it racist or not?
— Footy Memes (@FootyMemes) February 26, 2015
Why are Sky saying alleged racist abuse at Gervinho ? Throwing an inflatable banana at him, nothing alleged about it.
— Patriot Kris (@bajankris) February 26, 2015
Ljajic goes to celebrate under the fans that threw the banana at Gervinho. Dutch fans throw a lot of plastic bottles towards him.
— Chris (@Juventini_1897) February 26, 2015
Great display from Feyenoord fans. First, they trash Roma. Now, they just threw a giant plastic banana at Gervinho. #Class
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) February 26, 2015
Seems feyenoord claim banana not racist and they always have them at matches. Is that true anyone know ?? Seems odd
— Paula Gallagher (@PaulaCoMayo) February 26, 2015
— Steven Fockema (@StevenFockema) February 26, 2015
Feyenoord vs Roma both legs is pure tears (banana was not racist incident btw, they have inflatable bananas at most games as tradition )
— Jordan O’Neill (@CajjJordan) February 26, 2015
The banana on the pitch at the Feyenoord game was NOT intended to be racist. The supporters used it as an ‘atmosphere’ thing.
— Eli (@AlexisAssist) February 26, 2015
Complaining about a banana on the side of field. It’s not racist, we use that always. We have black players too.. Pathetic Italians #FeyAsr
— Lightning?Striker (@Lightning_Wolf_) February 26, 2015