Tottenham striker, Richarlison has come out to say that he hopes the supporter who threw a banana at him is appropriately punished to deter racist abuse in the future. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he told Roberto Firmino that he is happy he did not see the banana when it was thrown at him because he cannot predict what he would have done in the heat of the monent.
Richarlison added that he also hopes the punishment will stop others from doing same in the future.
His words, “I was talking about this with Roberto [Firmino] saying that I think that God did not allow me to see that because I don’t know what I could have done in the heat of the moment. May this fan be identified and punished.”
“It’s hard. You see what happened with Vinicius Jr recently and now this, inside a stadium. May the authorities find and punish him. May this incident teach other people not to do it.”
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