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A banana was thrown at Tottenham striker Richarlison on Tuesday night as he scored against Tunisia in a global friendly. The Brazilian put his nation 2-1 up before celebrating in front of a bunch of home supporters.

Footage showed several items thrown at Richarlison as he celebrated his exquisite goal against Tunisia, his third goal in his last two international appearances. Manchester United midfielder Fred kicked one object – which can also have been a banana – away off of the pitch before the fruit was hurled on to the pitch, landing on the feet of Richarlison.

Anti-racism has been at the guts of the thoughts of the Brazil team for the time being after Vinicius Jr was the topic of racist abuse. And the disgraceful acts of some Tunisian fans highlighted the problem throughout the game. 

Prior to kick-off, the Brazil team lifted an indication that read: “Without our black players, we would not have stars on our shirts.” However the act was booed by some Tunisian fans, with their national anthem also attempted to be drowned out.

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Former Leeds star Raphinha put Tite’s side ahead after 11 minutes before Lorient defender Montassar Talbi levelled for Tunisia just seven minutes later. Though the scores weren’t level for long as only a minute later Richarlison latched on to a pass from Raphinha before firing through the goalkeeper’s legs to proceed his impressive goalscoring form on the international stage.

Neymar then made it 3-1 from the penalty spot, with footage showing that lasers were aimed within the face of the Paris Saint-Germain star as he lined up his strike. Richarlison returned the favour to Raphinha by teeing the Barcelona star up for his second of the night before Flamengo forward Pedro then got here off of the bench to make it five within the 74th minute and send Brazil into the Qatar World Cup in impressive form.

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